Facebook Groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access 14 Facebook is testing the new feature out with parenting and cooking groups first
From The Verge
Facebook will now let group administrators start charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive membership in certain groups, the company announced today in a blog post. Parenting, cooking, and home cleaning groups will be the first ones to get the new feature as part of an early test.Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/20/17484876/facebook-groups-monthly-subscription-service-fees-access
As it stands now, free groups will remain intact, but they will soon have the option to launch premium sub-groups. For instance, lifestyle blogger Sarah Mueller’s Declutter My Home group is starting an Organize My Home group that costs $14.99 a month to join. And the Grown and Flown Parents group is making a College Admissions group that charges $29.99 for access to college counselors.
While in the past, Facebook groups have always been free, charging for a membership might heighten the sense of exclusivity and make a group feel more special to be in. A paywall may also just drive more people away.
Facebook says the new feature is so that group admins, who put a lot of time and dedication to growing their communities, can also earn money at the same time. The company also says admins could take the money they earn to create higher-quality content for the group as well, whether that be more posts, videos, or offline meet-ups and events.
The first thing I thought when I read this was that this would be a great feature for steem to use or a possible use for an SMT. I'm usually not a fan of Facebook's ideas but this one I kind of like and I think could easily be lifted and applied to the Steem blockchain.
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