21 Dec '12, 2am

Facebook to test new service that will charge users S$1.20 for every message sent to non-friends

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook says it is testing a service that will charge users US$1 (S$1.20) to guarantee that messages they send to people they are not connected to arrive in users' inboxes, rather than in an often-ignored folder called "other". Launched last year, the "other" folder is where Facebook routes messages it deems less relevant. Not quite spam, these include messages from people you most likely do not know, based on Facebook's reading of your social connections. Many users ignore this folder. Now, users will be able to pay US$1 to route their messages to non-friends. Facebook said yesterday that it is testing the service with a small percentage of individuals - not businesses - in the US. "For example, if you want to send a message to someone you heard speak at an event but are not friends with, or if you want to message someone about a job opportunity, you can ...

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