Twitter has emerged as one of the most important social media platforms for crypto enthusiasts. Not only is Twitter the home for discussions and comments on all crypto-related topics, but now it also allows users to receive and send payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Once this feature is enabled, sending or receiving crypto is as easy as looking up a user profile. Unfortunately from May 2022 the Tips feature is only available on the mobile app and not on the Twitter desktop site.
First, open Twitter and tap your profile picture in the top left. A side panel will open. Tap on “Profile”.
Now click on the “Edit Profile” button on your profile page.
On the following page that opens, navigate down and select “Tips”.
Once activated, a new page will appear explaining what the Hints feature is. Skim these as far as necessary. Press “I agree” below when you’re done.
You will now be redirected to a page where you can activate your payment method. As you can see, this could be the case with the Bitcoin Lightning wallet app Beat, a generic Bitcoin wallet address or Ethereum address. There are other payment options, but the ones listed above are your best options for crypto transactions.
To use Strike, you need a Strike wallet. If you have a different crypto wallet, you can use the “Bitcoin address” or “Ethereum address” options.
Depending on the selection you make, the following steps will vary slightly. Once you’ve chosen Strike, you’ll need to open your Strike app and find your username. You can find this in your profile in the Strike app. Once you have it, go back to your Twitter app and enter your username. Click “Save” in the top right corner.
If you chose the “Bitcoin address” or “Ethereum address” option, you need to open your preferred wallet from your phone. Once your wallet is open, you need to find the “Receive” option. Find your Bitcoin or Ethereum wallet address and copy the address. The path to your wallet address may be slightly different depending on the wallet.
Once your wallet address has been copied, return to Twitter to paste your wallet address.
Once your Bitcoin or Ethereum address has been inserted, click “Save”.
Now that you have everything set up, you should see the following screen. Read it and press “Got it”.
Congratulations, you can now send and receive Bitcoin or ETH. You should now see a small dollar icon on your profile page. If you see this on someone else’s profile, it means they have the same feature enabled.
Twitter was one of the few social media platforms to integrate the use of cryptocurrencies. Expect more from the company in the future.
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