Twitter has announced support for Paytm as an additional payment provider for its Tips feature. Announced last year, the feature allows users to receive funds through the service as part of Twitter’s attempt to introduce monetization on the microblogging platform, as well as Ticketed Spaces. Twitter last year added support for sending tips using Razorpay, another Indian payment provider. According to Twitter, users who want to tip a Twitter account will be taken to a specific app to send funds.

The microblogging service announced Wednesday that it is adding support for sending alerts on Twitter via Paytm. Users can tap the prompt icon on any account that has the feature enabled, which will take them to the app to complete the payment. Twitter said it would not collect some payments made with Paytm. With the addition of Paytm as a payment provider, users will be able to pay using UPI, credit and debit cards, and online banking, according to Twitter.

The Tips service rolls out to users over 18 in November 2021, after testing the feature with creators and journalists on the platform from May 2021. The feature already supports several Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, and Tamil. Apart from Paytm, Twitter users in India can also enable alerts on their accounts by connecting Razorpay accounts, Patreon or Bitcoin and Ethereum wallet addresses.

Twitter Tips support for Paytm has been rolled out to Indian users
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In order to enable prompting, the user must complete the following steps:

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1. Navigate to your profile on the Twitter app for iOS and Android.

2. Click Edit profile.

3. Select tipthen select Allow prompts Options and choose a payment platform to complete the setup.

In addition to Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets and Patreon and Razorpay accounts, the option to add Paytm as a provider is already available on iOS and Android. As mentioned, the company does not receive a portion of tips sent using third-party services — including payments made with Paytm. Users who have the feature enabled will see a new button on their profile that visitors can click to send them a reminder and the associated payment method to complete the transaction.


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