Twitter is creating a tip button to monetize copyrighted content
Like other social networks that work with monetization strategies for copyrighted content, Twitter is looking into allowing users to tip profiles that make posst and popular creators. That’s what app researcher Jane Manchun Won says.
Patreon, Venmo and Twitch already offer resources in this regard. These applications, in addition to tips, use subscription systems, in which users guarantee a monthly income to their favorite creators and are entitled to exclusive rewards, such as early access to new materials, production backstage or even the possibility to suggest topics of posts.
Such functionality has not yet been officially announced. This system would not necessarily arrive as a function open to the general public in future versions of Twitter. And even if it does arrive, there may still be some kind of restriction on who can receive or donate (depending, perhaps, on the number of followers, profile popularity or individual permissions of each account).
The suspicion that Twitter may actually make the feature available arose because of tweets by application researcher Jane Manchun Won, who posted images on which appeared a tip-related button.
Twitter is working on Tip Jar in @TwitterSpaces,
letting you enter your usernames on Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo, allowing people to tip you directly there pic.twitter.com/xhCxCTjWnO
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 10, 2021
“Twitter is working on Tip Jar right on the user profile ” says one of Won’s posts.
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 22, 2021
In recent times, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many content creators have started to work independently. Whether due to the economic crisis, or due to creative divergences in previous contracts, the search for alternatives for financial gains has grown exponentially. For this reason, networks like Twitch and YouTube, for example, saw a significant increase in the number of users interested in the monetization options of these platforms.