Tip Jar, Twitter’s creator monetization feature, has been distributed to a limited group of people in India, including artists, journalists, public figures, specialists, and community leaders. Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo are among the other local payment gateway providers on the list, which also include Razorpay.
Twitter said on June 24 that it has introduced Razorpay as an Indian payment processor to its Tip Jar function, which allows users to give and receive money.
“Through Razorpay’s interface, you will be able to support individuals and organizations across India via multiple modes of payment, including UPI, credit and debit cards, net banking, wallets, and more. We are also working to add more payment providers to the feature around the world,” Twitter said in a blogpost.
It went on to say that this is the first of numerous future opportunities for creators to monetize their work and get money from their most ardent fans.
A number of payment options, including UPI, credit and debit cards, net banking, wallets, and more will be available on Razorpay’s platform so that the users will be able to assist individuals and organizations all over India.
Payment sources such as Cash App, Cash Pay, Patreon, Venmo, and PayPal were supported previously by the functionality.
“Everyone can send tips to applicable accounts on Twitter for iOS and Android via third-party payment services…It is an easy way, and a first step towards creating new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money. Soon, more people will be able to add it to their profile in India and across the world,” the blog said.
While Tip Jar appears as an icon on both iOS and Android, it is only available in Android Spaces. Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Marathi, are among the Indian languages offered by Tip Jar.