New: View Kickstarter in Your Currency

Today we’re pleased to announce the ability for backers to see project goals and reward-tier amounts converted into the currency of their choice. With pledges coming from more than 175 countries — and nearly half of them made from outside the U.S. — this feature serves our growing community around the world.

You’ll notice that at the bottom of most pages on the Kickstarter site there’s now an option to select a currency. You can change this preference at any time, and you don’t need a Kickstarter account to do so. (We set a default for you based on your location or account settings.) 

Once you select a currency, project goals, reward tiers, and pledge amounts will be shown with an approximate conversion to that currency. 

 If your currency preference does not match the project’s currency, you will see reward tier amounts in the project’s currency, with an approximate conversion just below.

A few questions you might have:

When a pledge is collected at the end of a campaign, what currency are backers actually paying in? 

Backers’ pledges are collected in the project’s currency. Setting a preferred currency allows backers to see the approximate amount in the currency of their choosing, but it does not change the currency of the pledge itself.

What currencies are available? 

We currently support the ability to choose the Australian Dollar (AUD), British Pound (GBP), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Danish Krone (DKK), Euro (EUR), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Japanese Yen (JPY), Mexican Peso (MXN), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Norwegian Krone (NOK), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Swedish Krona (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), and United States Dollar (USD).

When will I be able to use this feature? 

We’re rolling this out gradually. As of today, a percentage of users can set a preferred currency, and we’ll be increasing that percentage until we reach all site users in the coming weeks.

Will this feature be available on the Kickstarter apps? 

We’ll follow the initial launch on the web with support in our iOS and Android apps in the coming weeks.

Does this mean that creators can launch projects in a currency of their choice? 

A project’s currency is determined by the country where the creator met our eligibility requirements and launched the project. The new feature allows backers to view approximate goal and reward amounts in any of the currencies offered, but creators cannot change their project’s currency.

Weren’t you already doing something like this? 

We have been displaying USD conversions of reward-tier amounts for US users viewing non-US projects. We’re now taking that idea global. 

 For more details or help, please reach out to our Support team.

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