Facebook has announced it will release a new option for broadcasters to charge for viewing access to their live streams on the platform…
Live streaming is fast becoming one of the most favorite mediums, particularly during the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home and shelter-in-place directives. Facebook is among the most popular broadcasting outlets, with approximately 800 million users watching daily. To make it even more worthwhile for creators, the social network is adding a new revenue feature for live streaming.
Facebook Adding Live Stream Access Charge Option in the Near Future
Soon, business, creators, artists, and more will be able to charge a fee for viewers to access their live broadcasts. However, that’s about all that’s known at this point. Facebook essentially buried the news in a larger reveal about the coming Messenger Rooms tool. So, practically no details are known at this point.
What is known is that Facebook will give live streamers the ability to charge a fee for people to view their broadcasts. Although, there aren’t any particulars at the moment, only that the option will become available in the next few weeks.
Facebook writes in its announcement on its newsroom site:
“To support creators and small businesses, we plan to add the ability for Pages to charge for access to events with Live videos on Facebook – anything from online performances to classes to professional conferences.”