A new feature is being introduced by Google for Android phones today through its PlayStore app marketplace that will allow the users to make donations through PlayStore, with 100 percent of the donation going to the chosen organization.
Google is removing the 30 percent fee for apps and in-app purchases as a part of this program, which the company is calling Giving Season on PlayStore.
It is not the first time someone introduced this feature. Apple has had this feature for many years and has collected donations for the American Red Cross in the face of natural disasters.
However, Google’s release of this feature isn’t tied to a specific event. And it is introducing this for several charities, not just the Red Cross.
Users in different countries such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia will soon be able to make donations to charities.
Charities included are Doctors Without Borders USA, Girls Who Code, International Rescue Committee, Room to Read, Save the Children, UNICEF, World Food Program USA, and World Wildlife Fund-US as well as the American Red Cross.
To make use of this feature Android users can simply go to play.google.com/donate to get information about the organizations or to make a donation using the payment card they have on file for the Play Store.
According to Google, this feature will be released for Android users in the supported markets over the next few days.