Facebook test news behind payment wall

Facebook test news behind payment wall

Tech July 20, 2017 09:54

menlo park - Facebook is advanced with the development of a payment wall for news articles. It may be possible for Facebook to start its test phase in October. That's what Topman Campbell Brown says to TechCrunch.

'We are negotiating with multiple publishers on how to support Facebook on better subscription models,' says topman Campbell Brown against TechCrunch. 'In the Facebook Journalism project, we take the time to work closely with our partners to understand their needs. 'Brown spoke on innovation at a conference for publishers on Tuesday.

The project is still in its infancy and can still be changed, but for the time being it is planned to develop a system with a limit of ten free articles per month with a handful of publishers. After reading these ten articles, users get a subscription subscription offering access to more publications. Publishers who use a payment wall on their websites use different limits for free articles for their readers. One source says Facebook wants to stick to the ten's standard to create clarity among users.

The source emphasizes that media parties themselves continue to determine which stories are behind the paywall and which ones become free. They also maintain complete control over their subscriber file. It is not yet clear which publishers participate.

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