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Facebook Will Not be Free Anymore

This comes as a shocker to us. Facebook has announced that it will charge users for holding an account on the website. Users will get two account options – Free and Pro. Free accounts will let users post photos and links, but will have size limited to thumbnail only, big banner ads and pop-ups. Moreover, users will have to take a paid survey for each login. However, Facebook reassures that the entire process won’t take more than 10 minutes. The Pro account will let users post, share and view videos without worrying about the size and quality.

 

Facebook said that starting in the next few month (July/August/September), all users will be migrated to free accounts if they do not pay an amount, which is not disclosed as yet. Reports suggest it won’t be more than $10  per month.

 

As per the information available, the new paid account roll out will start with a pilot testing in U.S. wherein users will be given unlimited cloud storage to upload photos and videos. Following that, Facebook will start rolling out the paid account options across the globe.

Facebook has been drawing attention of loads of users, advertisers, companies, game developers and more. The social network already has several addictive games and lets advertisers post ads. Games will be free but can only be played if you buy a special gaming pack at an undisclosed price.

We know that maintaining such a heavy user base and implementing innovation for masses isn’t really a cost-effective strategy. However, charging users for holding accounts is a bit too much we think. Leave us a comment and let us know your reaction.
UPDATE: August 16th 2011

  • Facebook rumours continue to grow. Facebook – still are yet to confirm rumours… we wait…

UPDATE: August 2011 – September 1st 2011

  • Facebook Groups are created to stand up against charges and fees :

o Stop Facebook Charges

o If Facebook Charges A Fee We Will Discontinue Using It

o We will all go on strike if Facebook charges $14.99 a month!!!!!

o When Facebook charges ill get a life…LOL jk I’ll go on Bebo

o STOP the URBAN LEGEND about FACEBOOK CHARGES!!!

 

UPDATE: 25th September 2011

The continuing Web rumour about Facebook starting to charge users began with a hoax message rolling out and spreading virally, shortly after the site introduced the Timeline and Ticker, claiming that the users will have to pay for the new profile changes.

Many of us have seen this chain message:

“THIS IS OFFICIAL… IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS… FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES… IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON, IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY!!”

While the chain message’s origin is unknown, this is not the first time Facebook has been the accused of plans to start charging for membership fees.

UPDATE: Tuesday 27th September 2011

“A rumour on the Internet caught our attention. We have no plans to charge for Facebook. It’s free and always will be,” declared Facebook in a post with 460,678 likes, 46,029 comments and 102,825 shares. ~ Facebook

 

  • Facebook services are ad-supported and its revenue is expected to reach $4.27 billion in 2011, according to ZDNet.

Well, that’s the update for today guys! Though Facebook has again denied it will charge users, the rumour will not die… and you know what they say about rumours… they start from somewhere!

We’ll keep you updated. But for now, it’s certified… FACEBOOK WILL NOT CHARGE.. Just yet anyway!

Leave us a comment and let us know your reaction.

 
 

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    • Nonoy
    • September 26, 2011

    Hmmmm. I think this is a good idea, so that it can mitigate rude members, spammers, and for people you got nothing to with their lives but spend most of their day on Facebook. Well, for those who can’t pay, well, they have to settle the limited capabilities. Paid accounts should only be for bloggers, Internet marketers, and professional people.

    • Jay
    • September 26, 2011

    you quoted that:

    “Facebook said that starting in the next few month (July/August/September), all users will be migrated to free accounts if they do not pay an amount, which is not disclosed as yet. Reports suggest it won’t be more than $10 per month”

    Could you provide the link for this info or at least what site you got the info from.

    Thanks!

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    I’ll just go back to Myspace like I’m sure everyone else will too. Millionaire does not need to be a billionaire

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