London, May 12: Social networking giant Facebook is testing a new ‘pay to promote’ system that would allow users to pay a small fee to make their posts more visible to their friends.
The tests are being carried out among the social network’s users in New Zealand.
The tests of the ‘pay to promote’ system were discovered by a Facebook user in Whangarei, according to Stuff.
According to The BBC, Facebook said the goal was to see if users were interested in paying to flag up their information.
“We’re constantly testing new features across the site. This particular test is simply to gauge people’s interest in this method of sharing with their friends,” the report quoted a Facebook spokesman, as saying.
According to the report, comments on the tests suggest the highest price being charged was 2 dollars.
Payments could be made via credit card or PayPal. (ANI)