Facebook’s Groups feature can be used for all sorts of things, such as for friends to share updates with each other, hobby groups, local communities, and so on. However could there be a need for premium Groups that share exclusive content for a price? That’s what Facebook seems to think so.

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So much so that the company has announced the launch of paid subscription groups. According to Facebook, “We hear from group admins that they’re looking for ways to help them earn money to deepen engagement with their members and continue to support their communities. Many admins do this today by creating an additional subscribers-only group that sits alongside their existing group, and rely on additional tools to track and collect payments.”

However as it stands the paid subscriptions are only in the testing phase at the moment. This means that not all group admins can start to charge group members. According to Facebook, this testing is done to gain an understanding of how group members feel about the idea of paid group subscriptions. This means that there is a chance that this feature could eventually be cancelled or modified based on feedback.

In any case what do you guys think of the feature? Are paid Facebook Groups something you might be interested in?

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