Apple Pay adds support for donations to non-profits

Apple will now allow users to donate to non-profits using Apple Pay, CNET reports. Under its old rules, Apple banned iOS apps from accepting funds for charities or fundraisers through Apple Pay, restricting those transactions to Safari or SMS. Now non-profits can integrate Apple Pay into their website’s checkout page on the web, and add it as an option within mobile apps. Mobile users can authorize their payments with Touch ID right away, and even web users can confirm their payment on an iPhone or Apple Watch after pushing a “donate” button in Safari. Starting today, the American Red Cross, Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders, and many other charities have begun accepting Apple Pay donations. The full slate of charities currently accepting Apple Pay donations and those working to roll out the payment method soon are listed below.
Currently accepting:
American Red Cross
American Heart Association
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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
COPD Foundation
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Doctors Without Borders
Feeding America
International Rescue Committee
St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Save the Children
The Nature Conservancy
The Water Project
World Vision
World Wildlife Federation

Coming soon:
American Cancer Society
United Way

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