Nigerian payment firm Paga added to Twitter’s Tips
Nigeria-based African payment company Paga has been added as a payment provider by Twitter for its Tips feature in the West African country.
Tips is a feature that lets users send and receive money through Twitter, by allowing them to add links to select third-party payment services to their profile.
From today, Twitter users can choose Paga as their payment provider of choice. It is a new method for people to send, and receive, money in Nigeria.
According to Paga, its inclusion expands the pathways via which people in Africa can be paid. It is an important step in digital currencies via the promotion of financial inclusion and meaningful economic participation. It also supports Paga’s mission of enabling consumers to access, and use money, in the most convenient way.
Launched in May 2021, Twitter initially experimented with Tips by only permitting a limited group of people including creators, journalists, public figures, experts, and community leaders, to see the option.
Tips is now available on iOS and Android and can be accessed by anyone over the age of 18.
Tayo Oviosu, Founder and Group CEO of Paga, said: "Our mission at Paga is to simplify payments for individuals and businesses. Via this partnership with Twitter, and Tips, we create an effective way for creators to get paid into their Paga accounts, directly from Twitter. As an avid Twitter user, I'm thrilled about this partnership. Creators are a key demographic we are building for at Paga, and this partnership allows us to enable them to effectively monetise their work. We are really excited about solving payments in the most innovative ways, especially with companies such as Twitter.”
Turning on Tips adds an icon next to the user’s profile, which will now have a link to Paga and by selecting the Paga service, the user will be redirected to the Paga consumer app to send/transfer funds. Twitter takes no cut.