Instagram Tests Personal Fundraising Tool in US, UK and Ireland

Facebook says it is bringing a new personal fundraising tool to Instagram that allows users to raise money for causes they support. The feature is similar to an existing fundraising system on Facebook, but this one will begin as a small test for users in the U.S, the U.K., and Ireland.

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Users with access to the test will see the new option in Instagram in Edit Profile -> Add Fundraiser -> Raise Money. They can then choose a photo, select a category, and then add details to help tell their story and encourage others to donate.

When people donate to a fundraiser, they can choose to keep their information hidden from the public, but the creator of the fundraiser will be able to see their username, name on their profile and donation amount. After a fundraiser ends, the funds go to a designated bank account.

According to Facebook, anyone who can use Instagram's donation sticker to donate is also eligible to donate to personal fundraisers. The company says each Instagram fundraiser lasts 30 days, but there's no limit to the number of times it can be extended. Users must be at least 18 years old to create a fundraiser, and donations are accepted after the fundraiser is approved.

Top Rated Comments

LiE_ Avatar
16 months ago
I need to raise funds to pay for this expensive insta-lifestyle. The Yachts, fast cars and constant holidays to paradise islands isn't cheap.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cfurlin Avatar
16 months ago

I need to raise funds to pay for this expensive insta-lifestyle. The Yachts, fast cars and constant holidays to paradise islands isn't cheap.
Luckily all those faux-lifestyles on Instagram and other social media platforms are just a smokescreen. In reality, most of those people are huddled over a computer in some remote country barely being able to make their rental payments. This level of Snake-oil was first productized by vanlifers and apparently others caught on fairly quickly.

It's bad enough that people are willing to put their lives (the fake versions) out on Instagram. Can you imagine giving Facebook their financial information so they can get money?

I wouldn't trust Facebook with the **** in my toilet, let alone anything else.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
incoherent_1 Avatar
16 months ago
I was just thinking yesterday 2020 can’t get any worse, so yeah sounds like this is right on cue to prove me wrong.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SaxPlayer Avatar
16 months ago
I hate to be a cynic, however Facebook is one company I seriously don't trust with my data. They've demonstrated time and again that they have scant regard for privacy. Their users are a vehicle that they monetise and make vast profits from. Meanwhile people sit in their virtual bubbles happily working each other up into a frenzy over (very likely) fake posts that perpetuate whatever narrative that that particular bubble of people happen to subscribe to, without any checks or balances in place to call out fake and often inflammatory views expressed by their "friends".

Unregulated social media is everything that's wrong with the modern internet.

Just saying. Deep breaths...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yurc Avatar
16 months ago
I hope people not abusing it as new gofraudme ('http://gofraudme.com/') platform.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will do good Avatar
16 months ago
Now you can beg around the country, not just around the street corner. ;-)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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