The new feature was announced along with a host of other updates to the site and its affiliated apps.
Facebook has announced that it will soon be offering creators and pages the option to charge for access to their live streams, meaning that users will soon have to pay a fee if they wish to have access to certain content.
Sharing in a post on its official blog, the social media site said:
“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.”
A date upon which pages will be able to start charging viewers has yet to be announced, as is any clarification on if there’s any criteria they must meet in order to enact the feature.
Those wishing to financially support those they follow on the site will also be able to use Facebook’s “Stars” feature, as it is being expanded to more countries. For every “star” sent to a creator, they’ll earn a total of one cent.
Facebook also announced additional changes its live streaming platform, including the option for creators to add donation buttons to their videos, so long as there’s a non-profit fundraiser available, and the ability for users to access just the audio of streams by calling a toll-free number.
The new features are ways in which Facebook is better allowing users to interact and have access to their favourite creators and pages.