Facebook Groups Might Start Charging Monthly Subscription

Facebook Groups Might Start Charging Monthly Subscription

Group administrators may be excited to learn that Facebook is testing a new feature that can eventually help them earn some money.

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Group administrators may be excited to learn that Facebook is testing a new feature that can eventually help them earn some money.

The idea is that Facebook may reportedly let group admins start charging money in the range between $4.99 and $29.99. In their blog post on the subject, Facebook writes:

“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.”

For this reason, they are trialing subscriptions with a small number of groups that are about to continue to support group admins that are indeed the leaders of these communities.

And it`s also the admins` wish to find ways to earn money to increase engagement with their members and continue to support their communities, according to Facebook`s information.

But to do that, it’s necessary for them to spend more time on the platform, and this may mean creating an additional subscribers-only group that exists along with the group they already have created. Subscription groups were introduced to make it easier for admins to provide these experiences with built-in-tools. The goal is to save them time so that they can focus on offering members-only content.

However, let`s talk with examples here. Which Facebook groups have been included in the pilot?

For instance, Sarah Mueller started a group named Declutter My Home. The group`s aim is to motivate others to tidy up their homes or apartments. The group became a community for helping people to reduce clutter in their spaces. The subscription model will guarantee users an access to actionable checklists, tutorials, live videos and other tips to help people organize their homes.

This is not the only group that is part of the test. The subscription pilot will also include a small sample of other groups across a range of sectors. For example, Grown and Flown Parents: College Admissions and Affordability, a dedicated college preparation group with access to college counselors that is helping prepare parents of high schoolers for the application process. On the other hand, Meal Planning Central Premium is a meal preparation group that is about weekly meal plans, shopping lists categorized by a preferred grocery store and etc.

As Facebook claims, this would be a good thing for the community on Facebook. The effort aims to empower admins and members alike. Let`s see what would the results of the experiment be and whether they would be positive for the community.