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Facebook may soon pay some of its users

India TV Tech Desk 21 Apr 2016, 16:48:22 IST
India TV Tech Desk

New York: A Facebook survey has revealed that social media giant may allow verified users to monetize their content, which will let users make money off their activity on the social network.

According to the survey, Facebook is asking for feedback from users about the types of revenue earning features they would be in interested in. These tips can include, how to collect money for their content or a marketplace to find content sponsors and more.

The company is also considering rolling out a feature that may allow users to make money from posts by letting them add a "tip jar".

However, it is still unclear whether Facebook is rolling out this feature to all users or the company is making it available for only verified users.

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Currently, only publishers have been allowed to sell advertising inside its "Instant Articles" feature and Facebook recently clarified rules allowing posts sponsored by brands to be shared on verified pages.

Facebook is also testing ads within the suggestions that pop up after a user watches a video, sharing money with publishers.

"It is still very early, but we are committed to creating sustainable, long-term monetisation models for our partners and we are listening to feedback," a Facebook spokeswoman was quoted as saying.

Video streaming website YouTube launched a similar revenue-sharing programme for select users in 2007.

Similarly, streaming platform of choice for gamers Twitch lets partners make money through revenue sharing, subscriptions and merchandise sales.

(With IANS Inputs)