Facebook users might eventually be able to profit from their posts on the social network.
The company is said to be considering adding tools that would let individual users earn money in a variety of ways, The Verge reports. Facebook recently sent some users a survey asking them to vote for a preferred method of making money. The questionnaire was spotted on a verified user’s page, but it’s unclear if the survey had only been sent to such members or if it had been distributed more broadly.
Options included adding a virtual tip jar so that fans can tip the user, earning money through branded content, a donation option that would let fans contribute to a charity of the user’s choosing, and a call to action button (i.e. buy tickets, etc.), among other choices.
“It’s still very early, but we’re committed to creating sustainable, long-term monetization models for our partners and we’re listening to feedback,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an email to TIME.
Facebook doesn’t currently offer a means for individual users to earn money from posts on the platform, although it does allow users to send money to other members through Facebook Messenger. The company also added a new way for publishers to monetize Instant Articles by introducing the option to include video ads in such posts, which The Wall Street Journal first reported in March. Facebook also recently changed its policy around branded content to make it easier for publishers and verified users to work with sponsors, allowing for more monetization opportunities.
The survey doesn’t indicate that Facebook has plans to roll out such features for individual users; it only suggests that the company might be considering it.
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