It is finally possible to connect Twitter profiles to the browser’s Creator program, in order to receive tips from users in Basic Attention Token (BAT), the Brave token.
Until now, the only social networks that had this feature on Brave were YouTube, Reddit, Twitch and Vimeo, as well as GitHub and proprietary websites, but the addition of Twitter opens the door to a much wider audience.
So now, when a user visits a Twitter profile using the desktop version of Brave and with Brave Rewards enabled, they will see a new “Tip” button on each tweet: by clicking on it they can send any amount of BAT tokens directly to the author of the tweet.
Brave users who have enabled Brave Rewards earn BAT tokens by displaying the advertisements proposed by the browser.
If the profile owner has not yet enabled his profile on the Brave Creator program, the BAT sent will be kept locally in the browser until the creator verifies their profile. They will have 90 days to verify it, after which the BAT tokens will return to the wallet of the user who sent them.
In the case of verified profiles, the BAT tokens are immediately sent to the creators and can be viewed in their Brave Rewards account in a few minutes. Payment takes place in the first week of each month.
Users can also send recurring tips to specific profiles by selecting the option for monthly payment.
To date, there are already almost 60,000 verified creators in Brave Rewards, and in the future, more social networks or websites supported by the Creator program will be added.
To inaugurate the launch of this new feature, Brave is sending BAT tokens to 100,000 desktop users who can not yet take advantage of the Brave Ads service, which allows earning BAT through Brave Rewards.
It is worth mentioning that Twitter is already working autonomously on a similar bitcoin service, based on the Lightning Network, which is not yet active.
Brave, however, has the advantage that the BAT tokens are also distributed to the users themselves through the Brave Rewards, so the latter may be more likely to donate them to the creators since they acquire them without effort.