Twitter is testing a new Tip Jar feature globally -- including in India -- where iOS and Android users can send money directly to their favourite accounts with substantial followers.

Starting 6th May, everyone using Twitter in English can send tips to applicable accounts on Twitter for iOS and Android, announced Twitter on its official blog. 

However, at the moment only a limited group of people around the world who use Twitter in English can add Tip Jar to their profile and accept tips. This group includes creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits. Soon, more people will be able to add Tip Jar to their profile and we’ll expand to more languages.

A Twitter account’s Tip Jar is enabled if you see a Tip Jar icon [$] next to the Follow button on their Twitter profile page. Tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled. Select whichever payment service or platform you prefer and you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app where you can show your support in the amount you choose. The payment services, availability and features of which may vary by region. 

Eligible accounts can add payment services -- Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo. Twitter takes no cut. On Android, tips can also be sent within Spaces - an audio chat app by Twitter.

Twitter is also reportedly bringing Indian payment providers to Tip Jar, along with the ability to Tip in multiple languages.

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