Do you love being in your favorite Facebook groups such as communities dedicated to sloth memes or avocado toast or Trader Joe’s or depression pizza or Buffy the Vampire Slayer or pimple-popping or the Jonathan Taylor Thomas Appreciation Society? Well, we’ve got some bad news for you, you may soon have to pay a monthly fee to check out your Facebook group and it could be as much as $30!
Facebook is testing out a new option that will allow group administrators to charge members to be part of the group. In a blog post, Facebook announced their new “subscription groups” that will charge users to access exclusive content in the community. Group administrators can charge Facebook users a monthly fee between $4.99 to $29.99 to join the group.
Previously, all groups on Facebook were free to use. As of right now, Facebook will not take a cut of this action. The “Grown and Flown Parents” group is creating a “College Admissions and Affordability” group that will provide college prep and advice from college counselors for $29.99 per month. The social network is hoping that the possibility to make some coin off a Facebook group will motivate users to create high-quality content for their groups with videos, tutorials, and professional advice. Hopefully that Facebook group dedicated to cover songs of Africa’s “Toto” doesn’t start charging you.