The world's leading social networking website Facebook has announced that it is experimenting paid message delivery to users from other members.
From the past few months users are being notified with new changes in their privacy settings, voting procedures in Facebook and the social network provider is restructuring its website to make it simpler and secure for users. Facebook has come up with another update regarding inbox message delivery experiment.
In its official blog post Facebook says,"we're starting a small experiment to test the usefulness of economic signals to determine relevance. This test will give a small number of people the option to pay to have a message routed to the 'Inbox' rather than the 'Other folder' of a recipient that they are not connected with."
The social network provider further explained the reason behind the experiment:" Several commentators and researchers have noted that imposing a financial cost on the sender may be the most effective way to discourage unwanted messages and facilitate delivery of messages that are relevant and useful."
The number of messages a Facebook member sends is limited to a maximum of one message per week. The experiment is touted to restrict the members of the network from sending unwanted messages to people.
Facebook also announced that it is coming up with new filters to manage the user's 'Inbox' efficiently.
Two options will be provided for Inbox filtering:
This setting will enable the user to get messages from friends and people (friend of friends) only.
This setting will enable the user to get messages from your friends only, and no other acquaintances will be able send messages to the user.
The Inbox message delivery experiment is currently carried out in select parts of the U.S. only.
The social network, now a public company, is trying more avenues to earn revenue with a billion plus active Facebook users.
In order to maintain their user's trust and add more users into its fold, Facebook intends to strengthen the security of the network so that the users' privacy is secured within their group or community.
Facebook users will continue to see more changes in the social network in the coming months.