Facebook Testing Out Price Points for Pay-for-Messaging

How much money are you willing to pay to talk to someone famous?

According to Facebook… quite a sum of money.

Facebook is testing out its 'pay-for-messaging' scheme, setting different price points to gauge what people are willing to pay to send messages to people they don't know. Currently, you can send a message to Mark Zuckerberg for $100.

No, the 'pay-for-messaging' isn't new. Previously, Facebook allowed sending messages to unknown individuals' inboxes for $1 each. However, that opens up doors for spamming, hence why Facebook's significantly raised the price.

"We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam," said a Facebook representatives to Venturebeat.

Facebook doesn't seem to have any defined plans for the 'pay-for-messaging' scheme. Venturebeat speculated the possibility of Facebook sharing the profits with recipients.

Whatever the case, if this ends up actually becoming a thing, some celebrities are going to get a lot of messages from endearing fans.

 

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  • dameon51
    This seems reasonable. Any time I message someone they're always a "facebook friend" anyways.
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  • demonhorde665
    "We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam,"

    yeah and i'm gonna test charging people to say hello to me , just to filter out all the a-holes in life ..

    here is the sentence fixed

    "We are testing some extreme price points to see what morons are willing to pay us ,"
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  • sheepsnowadays
    If someone doesn't want to talk to me, why the hell would I pay to talk to them?
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