Twitter – A social media app that brings authentic information to their users no matter what the topic now lets you tip others. It’s What’s Happening!
This social media app has launched a new feature “Tip Jar” feature that lets people send money to others on their social network. But only some particular group of people can acquire this feature. According to Twitter, the group consists of Journalists, Experts, and Non-Profits accounts that can have this feature.
It’s an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation!Twitter
For now, only on mobile devices, The Tip Jar function adds a small icon to users’ profiles with a drop-down menu for another payment app such as PayPal, Venmo, or The Cash App. These apps are popular in the United States.
But because the payment is made through those external systems, some Twitter users noticed that tipping a PayPal account lets the recipient know the postal address of the tip sender.
In other cases, the recipient’s email address could be seen, whether or not any money was sent.
As we all know, Twitter is filled with a lot of information. In coming years it will be more effort than just liking and retweeting and the above-mentioned categories i.e. Journalists, Experts, and Non Profits will surely raise the standard of their tweets.
However, this feature has been criticized because of sharing personal information such as your email and other stuff. But when it comes to sharing money online. Some personal information is required.
Apart from personal information, Rachel Tobac – A Security Expert, faced some issues: sending tips through Paypal using Tip Jar currently allows whoever is receiving the money to see the sender’s address, which is a worrying security issue that Twitter and Paypal will hopefully resolve soon.
Kayvon Beykpour – Twitter Product Lead, thanked her for the “good catch”
Twitter acknowledged this issue in an update later Thursday. by tweeting that “updating our tipping prompt and Help Center to make it clearer that other apps may share info between people sending/receiving tips, per their terms.”
Twitter promised there was “more coming soon,” In the coming months we will see more updates plus convenient and efficient ways to tip our favorite Twitter accounts.
Incase, you’re wondering how this works, Feel free to tip our Twitter Account in future!
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