Get ready to tweet money at your friends – make it rain

Who says Twitter is all about sharing inane, sarcastic comments to a crowd not paying attention? Twitter is getting ready to allow users to tweet money.


Groupe BPCE is France’s second biggest bank by customers, and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the French economy. Their team are getting ready to work with Twitter’s, as they attempt to first dip their toes into the world of online payments. What they attempt to do is to allow users to straight up transfer money via tweets.

Apple and Facebook aren’t the only ones experimenting with alternative ways to get revenue via mobile phones or apps, it seems. Groupe BPCE has clarified that they intend to work only with French users and consumers as of now, regardless of which bank they use or whether or not they know the recipient’s details – basically, a tweet is all it takes to send money. These transferences will be managed via the S-Money service, a service which already allows users to send currency over text messages while using the credit card industry’s data security standards.

The interesting part will be the ramifications of this. Can you imagine users straight up getting money for talking about coffee, their day, and their car problems? Seems being a twitstar might eventually become a full time job, if the community engages enough.

Via Reuters

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