Humble ditches plans to axe charity sliders

Humble ditches plans to axe charity sliders

PC games store Humble has gone back on its decision to change how charity contributions worked on its platform.

In a blog post on its site, the company said that it was turning the sliders used to decide how much of a purchase goes to charity back on for all its users having previously turned these off for a select few as a test. In April, Humble announced that it was removing these for all customers and that charity donations would be capped at 15 per cent in May.

"We’ve heard everyone loud and clear and apologize for the way these changes were rolled out," the company wrote.

"We are now taking a moment to pause, collect constructive feedback and be more transparent about the path forward.

"Today, we’ll be turning sliders back on for all customers on our bundle pages while we take more time to review feedback and consider sliders and the importance of customization for purchases on bundle pages in the long term.

"Part of that future development will include exploring different approaches to the sliders and how splits work, along with new ways to incorporate charity into other parts of the user experience.

"But we’re committed to sharing our plans and getting feedback from this incredible community beforehand to ensure any changes we make live up to our mission and values. If there’s one thing that’s clearer than ever, it’s how important the feedback is from the Humble community ahead of making big changes."

Humble was founded back in 2010 and since has raised $195 million for charitable causes. In 2017, the company was bought by IGN owner Ziff Davis.

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