Google Assistant Users Can Now Donate to Charity With a Voice Command
No matter which causes you care about, a new feature from Google Assistant makes supporting them easy. As 9to5Google reports, the virtual assistant now lets you make a donation to the charity of your choice with a few simple voice commands.
Once you've enabled Google Assistant payments on your device, you can access the feature by saying “Hey Google, donate to charity” or “OK Google, make a donation." From there, the voice-activated assistant will ask you which organization you'd like to support and suggest the average contribution amount of $10.
You can also be more specific and start off by saying something like, "OK Google, donate $25 to the Global Fund for Women," or whatever amount you wish to give to the charity of your choice. Google will ask you to confirm by saying "Donate now" or "Yes" before finalizing the transaction.
Google Assistant is available on a range of devices. If you own a Google Home, you'll be able to start the donation process using the speaker, but you'll be required to confirm and finalize it on your smartphone. After making your donation, Google gives you a detailed summary of the transaction.
The charitable donation command has been available through Google Assistant since early December. If you're looking to help charities without dipping into your bank account, here are some alternative ways to show your support.