Starbucks is bringing its new mobile tipping feature to Canada today with a simple app update.
After starting initially with iOS users and then rolling to Android users in the U.S., our neighbors up north can now add a tip to their beverage purchase. You'll just need the latest version of the Starbucks Android app, now available in the Play Store — once you make a purchase, you'll receive a notification giving you the option to tip the barista if you wish.
The latest update brings another new feature as well — seamless sending and receiving of eGifts (gift cards), which has been a long time coming. Prior to this latest update, if you received a Starbucks eGift you had to go to the website in order to redeem it and add it to your own Starbucks card. When you receive one now, you can easily add it to your account, and if you're feeling generous in return can now send an eGift to someone as well.