Google will allow people with Android phones to donate to charities two years after Apple made a similar move in its App Store, with charities receiving 100% of the donations.
You can make charitable donations from the Google Play Store to inspire not – for-profit organizations to celebrate the holiday season. If you’re in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia, you’ll see this update over the next few days.
Google typically collects a 30% fee from in-app purchases made from the Google Play Store. Starting this week, Google will allow Android users to make donations from Google Play. The company said in a blog post that many countries with all the proceeds go directly to the non – profit organizations.
All you have to do is open the Play Store or visit the Android device on this website. You can donate money from there to one of the following non – profits:
- American Red Cross
- charity: water
- Doctors Without Borders USA
- Girls Who Code
- International Rescue Committee
- Room to Read
- Save the Children
- World Wildlife Fund US
100% of the contributions go to the organizations to which you choose to donate. Please remember that the contributions are separate from the purchase of the Play Store app or game. For example, if you buy Clash of Clans, the above-mentioned organizations will not see a single cent.