Facebook ponders charging for popular posts

Facebook is considering to charge users for highlighting their important posts, as it is testing a new feature in New Zealand that would make comments more prominent on a user`s newsfeed, The Sun reported.

London: Facebook is considering to charge users for highlighting their important posts, as it is testing a new feature in New Zealand that would make comments more prominent on a user`s newsfeed, The Sun reported.

Users in the New Zealand thought they were being scammed after they were presented with an option to "highlight" their posts for $2.

Facebook later confirmed that they were trialling the feature, and charging was one of the options they were considering.

Spokeswoman Mia Garlick said: "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."

Users who clicked on the option were offered the options to pay through Paypal or by credit card.

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