Twitter Inc will momentarily let people tip their preferred content creators with bitcoin and will also begin a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company announced on Thursday.
The corporation also said it will experiment with new measures to help users have a more reliable experience on Twitter, such as notification warnings when people are entering a “heated” conversation, or letting them leave tweet threads they no longer want to be part of.
The product releases are the latest in Twitter’s effort to contend with rival social media titans like Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for successful content creators with large followers and turn around its picture as a site where polarized conversations can gall online.
Worldwide Twitter users on iOS devices can now transfer and receive digital payments, which was earlier limited to a small group of inspectors.
“We believe we can continue to incentivize the types of conversations that people want to see,” said Esther Crawford, product lead for creator monetization at Twitter, in a briefing with reporters.
The San Francisco-based firm continued it is exploring how to allow users to filter out specific words they do not want to see in the responses to their tweets, which could be used to stop name-calling or insulting speech.