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Twitter adds Flutterwave as available payment provider to Tips in Ghana

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Whether you want to tip small business owners, emerging artists you admire, or your favourite creators whose Tweets you find entertaining — whoever you want to support, Tips is here to help you do it.

 

In May 2021, Twitter started experimenting with this feature with a small group of people on the platform, including journalists, creators, and more. Since then, Tips has become available on iOS and Android, and to everyone who is 18+ on Twitter, including in Ghana and across the continent. It is a new way to monetise on Twitter and enables people on the service to send and receive funds as a token of appreciation.

 

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Starting today, Twitter is adding the pan-African payment solution, Barter by Flutterwave as an additional payment provider to Tips. Barter is a web and mobile app, from leading payments technology company, Flutterwave, that lets you send and receive money from abroad instantly, and safely, at affordable rates.

 

How does it work?

Turning on Tips adds an icon next to your profile, which will now also have a link to Barter, for quick and easy person-to-person tipping. Tap the icon, and you’ll see Barter and other payment services or platforms that the account has enabled, you can select whichever you prefer. Once you select the service you want to use, you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app to send funds. Twitter takes no cut. In addition to Barter, the services available for people in various African countries include Chipper and Paga.

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Adding your Bitcoin address to Tips

Additionally, when you enable Tips on your profile, you can also add your Bitcoin address. People can copy your address and paste it into a Bitcoin wallet of their choice to send you a payment directly.

 

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Commenting on Barter’s inclusion as a payment provider to Tips, CEO and Founder of Flutterwave, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola said, “As a frequent Twitter user, creators, artists and businesses add immense value to my experience on the platform —creating an avenue to reward or tip them is a good step in the right direction by Twitter. So we’re excited to be partnering with them to create a safe, fast and easy way to tip these amazing creators through Barter by Flutterwave. We have the reach and abilities to enable creators from Africa to receive tips from parts of the world. I will likely be one of the biggest users of Tips, and that’s because it’s an awesome feature that has huge potential for the creator economy in Africa.”

Through Barter, people will be able to support individuals and users across Ghana and the sub-Saharan Africa region via mobile money and debit cards.

 

The inclusion of additional payment providers to Twitter’s Tips feature represents an expansion of access to pathways  for people on the continent to get paid, as Twitter expands its Africa presence since setting up operations in Ghana. It also marks a major step in Digital currencies that encourage more people to participate in the economy and help people send each other money across borders and with as little friction as possible.

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For step-by-step instructions on how to enable your Tips feature and how to send tips, check out our Help Center. Twitter’s  General Tipping policy  is designed to keep people safe on the service and it will guide enforcement actions.

 

Happy tipping!

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