Twitter is rolling out its tipping feature on Android devices that will allow users to send money to content creators of their choice. This is not a new feature and the company introduced its Tip Jar functionality for iOS devices earlier this year.
This feature allows users, including creators and journalists, to monetize their tweets in the form of tips. Creators will share links to their Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo accounts and, in return, will be able to receive tips from their followers.
Twitter confirmed that the tipping feature will be coming to Android via a tweet. Users will be able to add the Tips icon to their profile from the Edit Profile button. Until now, only a limited set of creators, journalists and nonprofits were getting this facility.
Twitter introduced the Tip Jar feature in May earlier this year, and in September, it released it to all iOS users over the age of 18. The company is now working on the ability for users to receive tips in bitcoin. Tip jar feature.
In other news, Twitter recently confirmed that it will now be offering full-size images on its platform. The update will get rid of the auto-cropping algorithm on its Android and iOS apps, which will allow users to fully view images on their timelines.
This means that while posting an image on the platform, users will be able to see the exact preview without any formatting. The company describes the full-size preview window as “what you see is what you get”.
Twitter confirmed the arrival of the features in a series of tweets, as well as describing it. “A new kind of surprise: Show more of your picture when you tweet a single image. Now available for everyone on Android and iOS – see how your image looks in the Tweet composer, how it will look on the Timeline” Twitter Said as part of a tweet.