Facebook users can pay to promote posts

2013-02-16 09:33
(Picture: <a href=\http://www.shutterstock.com\>Shutterstock</a>)

(Picture: Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

San Francisco - Facebook on Friday said it is letting users pay to ensure that messages posted by friends at the leading social network get more attention.

The feature is being rolled out globally and comes less than four months after Facebook began letting members pay to have personal posts get priority in feeds seen by friends.

"Now, in addition to promoting your own posts, you can promote a friend's post, such as a fundraising or celebration announcement," Facebook said in a blog post.

"It's important to know that this feature respects the privacy of the original poster - it will promote to everyone who originally saw it."

A list of popular use cases included spotlighting a friend's efforts to raise money for charity; a move to a new city, or accomplishments such as job promotions or college graduations.

The feature is only available for people with fewer than 5 000 friends at the social network, according to Facebook.

The California-based firm has been seeking new ways to generate revenue since it made a dismal stock market debut in May of last year.

Shares sank after making a debut at $38 but have regained some of the ground, trading at $28.21 on the Nasdaq exchange mid-day on Friday.

Read more on:    facebook  |  us  |  social media

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Meet instagram star, Pumpkin the racoon

With 300 000 followers and growing Pumpkin is winning over the internet!



The cats that cost R35 000
Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy
13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Plant some seeds. Your innovative mind is on fire and your ingenious ideas may just be the seeds for future projects. You may meet...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.