Facebook: soon you have to pay money for contacting celebrities, people not in your friends list..


Soon you have to pay some  money to contact celebrities or people who are not in your friends list. Facebook is currently testing an option that lets you pay a fee to contact celebrities and people with a large number of followers.
The website has already started charging its British users. They are testing a sliding scale system in which  users are charged up to £10 to message celebrities and others outside their circle of  friends.Under the trial scheme, it costs 71p to send a standard message on the social networking site.But the fees vary depending on the popularity of the recipient, with a current maximum charge of £10.68 to contact celebrities such as Olympic diver Tom Daley.


This test will give a small number of people the option to pay to have a message routed to the Inbox rather than the Other folder of a recipient that they are not connected with

Facebook calls it a small experiment and said that it will determine the relevancy of a message to the user,  if the sender is a stranger.

The website also added  “The system of paying to message non-friends in their inbox is designed to prevent spam while acknowledging that sometimes you might want to hear from people outside your immediate social circle. We are testing a number of price points in the UK and other countries to establish the optimal fee that signals importance.”

After a “successful” trial in the US, Facebook has decided to expand this feature in other part of the globe.


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