It turns out that the real name and address are lost when using Twitter's money transfer function 'Tip Jar', what is the workaround?

On May 6, 2021, Twitter

started offering the tipping function 'Tip Jar' to some users . As a result of sending a tip using this Tip Jar, there is a situation where the real name and address are transmitted to the recipient.

Twitter Tip Jar PayPal integration exposes addresses, emails --Protocol — The people, power and politics of tech

From May 6, 2021, Twitter will provide some users with a tip Jar function that allows you to send chips to your favorite users in cooperation with remittance services such as Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo. It is provided.

Twitter is testing and implementing 'Tip Jar', a money-throwing function that allows you to pay your favorite users --GIGAZINE

Tip Jar can easily make money through a money transfer service, but

Rachel Tobak, CEO of security company SocialProof Security , said, 'When sending a tip via PayPal, the user who received the tip is the sender from the transaction statement. It is possible to confirm the address of. '

The 'statement that can be confirmed by the person who received the tip' posted by Mr. Tobaku on Twitter looks like this. The sender's real name is written at the top of the screen, and the sender's address is written in the 'Ship to' in the center. Tobak points out that the issue is due to the PayPal spec, not Twitter.

According to PayPal spokeswoman Tom Hunter, PayPal has two types of remittance methods: 'commercial payments for goods and services' and 'individual payments to friends and family.' If you select 'Commercial payment for service', the name and address registered by the sender in PayPal will be communicated to the recipient. Therefore, by selecting 'Payment between individuals to friends and family' when sending money, you can send tips without revealing your real name or address.

In addition, Twitter is working on updating Tip Jar in order to inform that 'personal information may be shared with the remittance partner depending on the setting of the remittance service'.

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Tip Jar is attracting attention as a money-throwing function, but it is also possible to request payment of money from the operation screen of Tip Jar.

If you check the screenshot of the operation screen of Tip Jar posted by Twitter user Robert Martin , you can see that there is a 'Request' button next to the 'Pay' button at the bottom of the screen. I will.

Technology-related media Social Media Today said, 'There are a lot of people trying to trick users into paying money,' using the ability of users to choose between 'payment' and 'request.' and should solve this problem, ' claims have been.

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