Reddit, the so-called "front page of the Internet," is testing a new feature that allows users to tap into each other with real money.
The feature is currently only available in a single subreddit Known (at least on reddit) is the user & # 39; shittymorph & # 39; – and only allows users to toggle the page's admin, and it remains to be seen if the tipping goes beyond the entire site.
Speaking Engadget Reddit said, "We're constantly experimenting to test potential features that support and empower our users," but that "only a small percentage of the experiments will be implemented."
You can see a gif of the new feature below from the subreddit where the & # 39; tip & # 39; button appears next to the post actions like & # 39; reply & # 39 ;, & # 39; share & # 39; or & # 39; save & # 39; s sitting and the proposed donations of $ 3 / $ 5 / $ 1
It's not hard to imagine imaginable problems on a grand scale: In mid-2018, Reddit was hit by a hack that revealed the personal information (passwords, names, e-mail addresses) of hordes of Reddit users. Adding sensitive financial information to the mix may not end well for users, although all transactions should be executed through the Stripe payment app and should be technically secure.
And the option of tipping the users who support them, rather than just commenting on them, would surely do a fascinating economy of patronage in the threads and message boards of the popular website. Our instincts say that we will not hear much about tipping, but Reddit might always surprise us.