FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Contributors

Flattr is an automatic way of distributing a monthly budget of your choice to the creators of the content you consume and want to support.
Add Flattr to your browser. It measures your attention and engagement with the sites you visit and flattrs the content you engage with the most. You can also manually flattr a page by clicking the Flattr icon on your toolbar and then the Flattr button.
We support Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, both on desktop.
No. You will only flattr pages you engage with enough and only sites that are on list of flattr sites. This list was created by us and contains websites that we think most users want to flattr based on attention and engagement.
Open the extension by clicking the Flattr icon on your toolbar and switch the toggle to either enable or disable Flattr on the site you are visiting.
Our idea is to link consumption with payment. We want pages to be flattred when you read, watch or listen, but only if you have done enough of it. We don’t want you to flattr the things you don’t think are valuable. Flattr uses an algorithm in your browser to determine when this is happening based on your engagement and attention with the content. Once enough has been collected, it flattrs the content.
No, sorry. Flattring via mobile phone is not yet supported.
We support Visa and Mastercard.
During the Closed Beta you are not required to use money. However, if you want to use money you can always do so.
Flattr is based in Europe so we use euros (€), the EU currency. We provide an approximate US dollar value for reference.
Your total budget is distributed to creators / publishers once per month, on the first of each month. Then can you see exactly where your budget went and how much each receiver got in your Flattr account.
Before the end of the month you can delete flattrs. Just go to flattr.com and delete it.

Creators / publishers

Flattr is a way to allow people to automatically support you with money when they consume your content. You only need to sign up and link your content to enable Flattr for the things you produce.
If you run your own domain, link your domain from your profile settings.
Ninety percent goes to the beneficiary. The remaining 10 percent is split between us and the payment processor.
All users’ budgets are distributed to creators / publishers once per month, on the first of the month. Funds will appear in your account at this time or sometimes a few days later.
By entering your bank account and requesting a withdrawal. This works worldwide as long as your bank accepts international euro bank transfers. Before you can do your first withdrawal you will need to verify your account.
It's because we need to fulfill our KYC obligations. KYC means "Know Your Customer" and are a set of legal obligations to fight fraud, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Read more here.
Yes, there two basic account types: contributor accounts and creator / publisher accounts. Contributor accounts are used for giving, while creator / publisher accounts are used for receiving. If you are an individual creator you can do both.
Yes you can, but it’s not recommended to anymore. If you are signed in, you can find the code on flattr.com/embed.
Update your profile in profile settings so it describes you, what you do and why people should support you.
Link your domains that have your content from your profile settings.
Add your social media accounts you have content on from your profile settings.
Tell your fans that you use Flattr, and let them know how they can support you with it!