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June 29, 2016

PayPal Adding Donation Option to Its Mobile App

PayPal is updating its mobile application to include a "donate" button that allows users to make charitable contributions directly through the app, TechCrunch writes. Previously, users of the giant digital-payments processor could make gifts to PayPal Giving Fund participating charities only through the company's website or a PayPal button on the nonprofits' sites.

PayPal said the move reflects the rapid growth of mobile giving, which accounted for 23 percent of the $6.6 billion donated through the payments service last year and increased by 33 percent from 2014. Nearly half a million charities accept donations via PayPal, but only those enrolled in the Giving Fund will be able to collect gifts through the app. Nonprofits will receive 100 percent of donated funds, the company said.