In response to Jane Manchun Wong, social media giant Twitter seems to be testing Bitcoin tipping services on Android devices a Hong Kong-based technology researcher well-known for discovering hidden options in popular apps.
Wong shared a screenshot that supposedly reveals the beta version of the feature.
Twitter started permitting its users to tip creators after launching its “tip jar” service in May. Initially, it was only possible to send money with the assistance of centralized payment providers, such as Venmo, PayPal and, of course, Square’s Cash App.
Lightning Network-powered Bitcoin payments had been then added to Twitter beta in late August.
As reported, Twitter formally announced Bitcoin support for iOS devices on Sept. 23, progressively rolling out the new service for all units.
The company said that the Bitcoin tipping feature would come to Android users “soon,” without specifying the precise timeline.
The tech behind the new service is offered by crypto payments processor Strike.
Given that smartphones working the Android operating system boast a market share of 72%, the addition of Bitcoin tips is prone to increase the cryptocurrency’s wider adoption.
The NFT feature
The characteristic will make it potential for customers to indicate off their NFTs on the social media platform.
A screenshot posted by Wong shows that the social media giant is now trialing a dedicated tab for collectibles.
On prime of that, its mobile app will make it potential to view NFTs and read details about them.