Instagram takes donations

Instagram has launched Live Donations, where users can raise money for a charity  and 100% of the monies raised is passed on.  It’s currently aimed at non-profits involved in COVID-19 support, but more may follow.

Getting started is as easy as:

  • Tap the camera icon in the top left of your Instagram Feed and this will open Instagram Stories
  • Swipe all the way right until the Live camera is open
  • Tap Live at the bottom of the screen and select Fundraiser to choose a charity to support
  • Your Instagram Live will begin with a dedicated box at the bottom of the screen highlighting your charity

You can read more about this  on Instagram’s blog.

There is also a nice feature where the charity can share stories on how they are working to support those affected vy COVID-19.