Tumblr is now expanding its tip jar feature by launching blog-level tipping for its iOS and web applications, as announced by the company on Wednesday. The firm launched its tip jar feature last month enabling users to leave tips on posts. This expansion will enable users to leave tips on blogs. Tumblr states that the expansion will profit creators because it allows blog-level tipping without linking the tip to a specific post.
Followers Can Use the Blog-Level Tipping Feature to Support Content Creators
Furthermore, you can now enable tipping for your blog in your profile or blog view. Once you sign up for tipping, a tip button will become available on your blog view header. Whereas to tip a blog on the web, you can select the “Tip” button and select how much you’d like to gift. On the iOS app, users can select the “Support” button to send a tip. Tumblr says it’s working on adding the blog-level tipping feature to its Android app soon.
When users tip a creator, they can send a message alongside the tip. Unnamed tips are permitted, but in that matter, the tipper isn’t able to leave a message. Users can send tips of up to $100 each. The company’s tip jar feature follows its launch of Post+ last fall, which enables users to charge a monthly fee for access to exclusive posts.
Twitter and TikTok Have a Similar Tip Jar Feature on Their Platforms
In addition to this, Tumblr is among several other platforms that offer tip jar features to enable users to send one-time payments to creators. Twitter launched a similar tip jar feature last May that is developed to give users a way to quickly tip creators with a few taps. In addition, TikTok started testing a new in-app tipping feature in October. The feature enables creators to accept money from fans outside of TikTok LIVE streams, where gifting is already supported.