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Facebook’s Subscription Push: Examines Paid Subgroups Feature


11/06/2021


Facebook’s Subscription Push: Examines Paid Subgroups Feature
Ways for content creators to generate money using Facebook Groups, is being investigated by the social media company Facebook, aka Meta Platform, which includes ways such as users paying charges for accessing exclusive content or participating in conversations within subgroups.
 
The test was part of a larger paid membership initiative, said Facebook, which just changed its name to Meta Platforms. Like a number of tech giants, Facebook too is attempting to entice social media creators and their enormous followings with payouts and new tools and features.
 
Group admins would be allowed to run e-commerce stores to sell items or establish community fundraisers, which might offset the expenses of running a Group, said Facebook, which has initiated a strategy in recent times that focuses on community building as a strategy to promote engagement on the site.
 
In a dig at Apple's subscription pricing, CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that content creators will be able to publish personalized URLs and links that allow them to receive money directly. Last year, Facebook debuted its subscription service.
 
During its live-streamed Communities Summit, the business unveiled a number of enhancements to its Group offerings.
 
Members of a group would be allowed to split apart within groups to focus on certain locations or issues according to the subgroups function, which is available for free or for a fee, the company said.
 
Legislators and experts have criticized Facebook Groups, claiming that they create closed venues for health misinformation, violent speech, and extremism to spread without being effectively policed.
 
According to a Facebook spokesman, the company was testing community fundraisers with chosen Groups and that Groups that were founded in the recent 30 days, violated its content guidelines, or habitually shared harmful content or disinformation were not eligible.
 
According to Facebook, features and tools to customize their group's appearance would be available to Group administrators, and that "community awards" for valuable posts would soon be able to be given away by members.
 
The business also previewed a new experience that would combine "the best of Groups and Pages in one location," and stated that administrators of Pages would be able to utilize the same moderation tools as Groups. It was stated that this will be in early testing over the following year.
 
(Source:www.thehindubusinessline.com) 


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