A Facebook friend request may soon come with a little more. The social-media website announced Thursday that it's expanding charitable giving tools to include personal fundraisers.

Facebook users aged 18 and over will be able to raise money for one of six categories approved by the site, including education, medical, pet medical, crisis relief, personal emergencies, and funeral or loss. For fraud protection, there will be an initial 24-hour automated review process for each campaign. Facebook plans to roll out the program in the U.S. in the next several weeks.

Previously, the company allowed users to raise money only for nonprofits. The new fundraising feature will incur a transaction fee of 6.9 percent and $0.30 per donation, which is slightly more than the 5 percent fee nonprofits take.

"We're not in the business of making profit on this," Facebook spokesperson Stephen Rocco Rodi told CNNTech, adding that the fee covers fraud protection, payment processing, and vetting.

Facebook is no stranger to fundraisers. Most notably, the social-media platform helped make the 2014 ice bucket challenge a viral sensation that raised $115 million for charity. The new option puts Facebook in direct competition with other donation sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring.

Facebook tested a fundraising feature in 2015 with 37 charities, including the World Wildlife Fund, Mercy Corps, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each nonprofit's page had a "donate" button that allowed users to make contributions through PayPal or with credit cards.