Facebook announces new fundraising service

Mar

30

2017

for personal purposes
The service includes six specific categories and those who are over 18 years of age
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Facebook on Thursday announced the launch of a new service on its social network that allows its users to raise funds for personal issues, in an effort to help those who want to help those who think they deserve.

The US technology giant first launched the fundraising service in 2016, but it was only available to non-profit organizations, and today it is initially available to users in the United States.

Facebook, which appears to be seeking to compete with popular fundraising sites such as GoFundMe.com , said in a blog post that “personal fundraising allows people to raise money for themselves , a friend , something or someone who does not use Facebook , For example, a pet “.

The company, which has the world’s largest social networking network with more than 1.86 billion active users per month, said the new service will be launched in the United States for users aged 18 or older and will be pilot in the next few weeks.

The service will start with 6 specific categories of donations, and will include a 24-hour review to ensure the best service. The six categories include education, such as school fees, books, school supplies, and medical care, such as medical operations, treatments or injuries. , Medical, medical treatment and relief in crisis: such as public crises or natural disasters, personal emergencies: such as house fire, theft or car accident, funeral and loss: such as burial expenses or living costs after the loss of a loved one.

Users can donate without having to leave Facebook, and can share a fundraising campaign with friends. Facebook’s fundraising service allows users to see the real profiles of those who apply for donations.

Facebook also announced today that certified pages can add a live fundraising button to give public figures, brands, organizations and organizations new ways to raise money on Facebook for the organizations they support.

The sites that provide the fundraising service take a percentage of the money collected, but Facebook did not disclose the percentage of the contributions it intends to collect through its social network.

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