Facebook has just announced a new tool for group admins
, which will allow them to charge money from the members of their communities. A new set of tools will be available for a small number of groups admins, which should help them earn money for investing time and energy in their groups.
Apparently, the new feature has been added at the request of many group admins who were looking for ways to earn money to help them further enhance engagement with members of their groups. Group members can now sign-up and manage their subscription through the Facebook application
for iOS and Android.
Subscription groups were created to make it easier for admins to provide these experiences with built-in tools, and to save them time so they can focus on offering members-only content.
The new subscription group pilot is being tested with a small number of groups with different interests, such as meal planning and college preparation. If the pilot is successful, the feature will be further improved and expanded to additional groups.