Facebook Launched Subscription-based Groups


Are you are a Facebook group admin or you hope to create a group to help boost your earnings online, then this is for you. Facebook, yesterday 20th June announced the launching of a new subscription-based groups on its platform.

The announcement for subscription-based groups marks an end to a long wait of Facebook group admins, for a tool that would help boost financial inflow from their groups. This also means that group admins who dedicates their time to building safe and supportive communities, now have an opportunity to leverage on their groups to increase their earnings online.

A Facebook subscription-based group will make it easier for admins to provide these experiences with built-in tools, and to save them time so they can focus on offering members-only contents for their groups.

Although Facebook did not clearly state how admins will generate funds from a subscription-based group, it will be providing ways to help them earn money to deepen engagement with their members. This will be achieved by certainly integrating tools for that purpose, alongside with a continued support for their communities.

Today, we’re piloting subscriptions with a small number of groups to continue to support group admins who lead these communities.

You would recall that Facebook recently launched new tools for group admins on its platform, which is giving indication that there’s a shift to focusing on user engagement tools on the biggest social firm.

Group admins build safe and supportive communities that people come back to every day. We know that admins invest their time and energy to maintain their groups, and some have told us that they would like tools to help them continue to invest in their community and offer more to members.

Facebook is testing the subscription-based groups pilot testing with a small number of groups across a range of interests. Among such groups are, Organize My Home. It’s creator, Sarah Mueller, said with a subscription-based group, she “will be able to provide this new community with more interactive ways to having an organized home like mini-projects, group challenges, trainings, and live Q&A, while still keeping the original group as a robust community for getting free advice and motivation.” Other groups being used for the test are Grown & Flown Parent and Meal Central Premium, amongst others. Facebook will be relying on these groups during the pilot period, to share input and feedback along the way before a full rolling of the tool to its general population users.

Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students.

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