Facebook pay-to-watch – Pages can charge for LIVE videos
The Facebook pay-to-watch feature will allow Pages to charge for live videos.
Live streams have provided much-needed relief in this time of crisis. Whether it’s from an exercise class, a cooking class, or music, live streams ease our loneliness, bring joy and connect us to the outside world. Unless they manage to set up a ticket-buying system, live streams are FREE, yet these artists sit without pay.
I mean we really don’t know when live shows are going to be allowed again…live shows that are the bread and butter for those in the music industry.
But good-guy Facebook has a plan to help Pages get paid, and it’s through a feature that is said to roll out in the coming weeks.
“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,” the announcement reads.
“You’ll be able to mark Facebook Events as online only and, in the coming weeks, integrate Facebook Live so you can broadcast to your guests,” the statement adds.
The company also plans to bring back “Live With,” which will allow users to add another person into their live video, no matter where in the world they are.
Additionally, users are now able to add a ‘donate’ button to live videos wherever nonprofit fundraisers are available.
COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere, so finding ways to make money online is vital for survival. Plus, now fans can support artists easier.
There’s no exact time for when the Facebook pay-to-watch feature will roll out, so stay tuned.