Earlier this year, Twitter launched a new feature that allowed users to tip other users. This was more like a way for users to thank the poster for their post or to show their support. It also provided users a way to monetize their Twitter account. Now it looks like Twitter is introducing a way for users to tip via bitcoin.
When the Twitter Tip Jar was first launched, the platform allowed users to use Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo. However, according to the latest beta update, there is code to suggest that Twitter is working on introducing a feature that would let users tip using bitcoin. This shouldn’t be a surprise though.
Back in July, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey told investors that bitcoin would be important to the company and that they would be introducing the feature to its Tip Jar, and based on the latest code, it seems like it’s already in the works. Right now it seems that it is only in the iOS beta, but we imagine that it should eventually make its way onto Android as well.
There’s no telling when it will roll out, but the code also suggests that Twitter will be providing users with a tutorial on how to tip using bitcoin, as well as using Bitcoin Lightning Network and custodial and non-custodial wallets.