Often times, when we view videos of struggling artist/engineers/singers, anyone who want to excel in their passion and field, we are encouraged to donate and help them succeed. Other times, people might be raising funds simply to cure their loved ones, be it pets, family members or friends. However, it can be hard for the audience to find an avenue that allows direct donation that is also convienient without requiring any signups. Furthermore, not everyone wants to go through the hassle of creating a kickstarter account. For example, I recently watched a video on tiktok where a pet owner who was raising funds for their critically ill pet requests audiences watching the video to keep replaying and commenting, so as to increase the revenue for that particular video.
An app or phone/browser extension of sorts that allows users to link their bank account to their social account. The process should be straightforward, concise and most importantly, be able to link with most social apps eg TikTok, Instagram, Facebook. While I know it is not that simple, the idea is that these apps should be able to incoporate the extension be it a link, or button that allows users to directly donate to other users as long as both parties have the extension or app installed. To facilitate this idea, platforms like TikTok can make it compulsory for users to sign up for this extension at the start of account creation so that users do not have to worry as to whether the other party is using it. Users who already have the social media platform installed but do not have the extension will be prompted to do so as an update.
However, I would imagine that privacy concerns may arise and it is generally not that easy to do away with all the necessary procedures in transferring money. Therefore, other monetary values can be used too, such as crypto coins without needing private details such as bank account numbers.