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Twitter Adds Paytm Integration for Person-to-Person Tips Feature: All You Need to Know

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Highlights:

  • Twitter adds Paytm as an additional payment provider for Tips on the platform.
  • You can tip your favorite creators on Twitter via Paytm now.
  • The Tips feature in India is available in multiple Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil.

Micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday announced that it has partnered with Paytm Payments Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of digital payments and financial services platform Paytm, as a payments partner for Tips in India. Tips feature that enables users to support their content creators or small business owners on Twitter by using any Paytm payment instrument like Paytm UPI, Paytm Wallet, Paytm Postpaid (buy-now-pay-later), debit and credit cards, and net banking.

The platform already has cryptocurrency and a Razorpay gateway to facilitate transactions. Users can turn Tips on or off from the “Edit Profile” section of their Twitter accounts. To send money, users can tap the icon to see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled. A new way to monetize tweets and with Tips, the social network enables users to send and receive funds as a ‘token of appreciation.’ Twitter says it will not collect a portion of payments made using Paytm.

How to set up Tips on Twitter?

  • Tips are off by default, to turn it on just head to Edit Profile (on iOS, Android), and consent to Twitter’s General Tipping policy.
  • On agreeing to the policy a Tips settings screen will pop up.
  • Toggle Allow tips to on and then choose the third-party service(s) you would want to use.
  • Then add in your third-party service username. Twitter notes that you will need to have at least one username entered for your Tips icon to appear on your Twitter profile.

“In India, millions of people already use Paytm for their everyday payments and we are excited to partner with Twitter to enable payments for Tips. This will support the creator community with monetization capabilities,” Paytm Payments Services CEO Praveen Sharma said. The Tips feature in India is available in multiple Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil.

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