The increasingly popular ChangeTip feature, which lets you send cryptocurrency tips through social media platforms, is now finally available for Facebook.
Throughout the past year, the service has been made available for Github, Reddit, StockTwits, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr and Youtube. The highly anticipated addition of Facebook, in many respects the world’s most prominent social network, had officially been in beta for several months but took only a few weeks to implement.
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The announcement was made by CEO Nick Sullivan at the Miami Bitcoin Conference yesterday; It is possible that he had been waiting for a high profile opportunity to unveil the feature.
ChangeTip users can log in with their Facebook credentials and enter the names of friends they want to tip and the amounts. The implementation is not as seamless as with other supported platforms, and the company acknowledges in its blog that they “know this is not the experience you have been expecting, but it is the best we are able to do given the limitations in working with Facebook’s platform.” Most commenters in the Bitcoin community are simply excited to have the feature and have not raised the issue.
Changetip now supports eight social media platforms and over 58,000 tippers, who have tipped a total equivalent to $212,700 thus far.