Although many people often find it easy to criticize social media, there’s no doubt about the fact that these platforms can also work as huge building blocks when it comes to connecting people and raising money. In fact, Instagram has now made it easier for anyone to raise money through their social media platform, as fundraisers can now be hosted live for everyone to see and donate to.
For many years, social media has been a way to connect charities, organizations, and those who want to get involved. We have seen many well-known charities use their social media posts and videos to entice people to donate money, and many celebs have also jumped on the bandwagon. Normally, this has involved charitable links in their bios or swipe-up links, but things have since gotten much easier.
A Donation Sticker
In recent months, Instagram added a new feature to its platform and it came in the form of the donation sticker. Anyone could add this sticker to their story, allowing their friends, family members, or fans to click on the link and donate to the charity that had been chosen by the profile owner. This proved to be an extremely popular and successful addition, which is why it’s no wonder that they have now taken things up a notch.
That’s because Instagram users can now use the Live function to stream a donation video. The host can choose to make their live session a fundraiser before the video starts rolling, and then they can continue to stream for as long as they want while also keeping track of the donations. They can see who donates, they can see how much people donate, and they can see just how much money is raised overall. What’s even better is that 100% of the proceeds go to the charity chosen.
How cool is this new feature for fundraisers?
Google, at Last, Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail Application
Earlier in February, the G-Mail app was displaying warnings about the app being out of date. It has been so long since Google added new security features, but now they eliminated that messaging without pushing an update to the application.
Competitors Move Fast
On the other side of the competition, Apple has been enforcing App Privacy labels since December. Google has been slow to support this feature. Representatives from the tech giant said in early January that it would add privacy data to its app catalog “this week or next week.” However, by January 20th, most applications still had not been updated with the App Privacy feature.
Google has since been adding labels regarding App Privacy to applications like YouTube and others, but major apps like Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Search, and Gmail were the first to get the new labeling.
Nothing is shocking in the G-Mail App Privacy data, with Google listing location, usage data, and user ID as information that’s shared with third-party advertisers. Location, purchases, contact info, search history, user content, usage data, and identifiers are used for analytics purposes, app functionality, and product personalization.
G-Mail with the So-Needed App Privacy Update
Though most applications made by Google went months without an update and still have yet to be updated, like Google Tasks, YouTube Music, Google Translate, and YouTube TV have been updated with the new bug fixes and new content. These applications were quietly updated with App Privacy labels before when their content was updated. They marked the first of their major apps to receive the privacy details aside from YouTube.
Now that G-Mail has its App Privacy labels in place, users may soon see the information made available for the other apps made by Google and they may resume the regular updates that were offered by iOS applications before when Apple implemented the new rules.