Will Facebook ever offer a paid version?

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CunoKing

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Jul 28, 2018 29 Comments

Here me out. You pay say $9.99 for a entire year, you see no adds and have access to premium content. I would pay it. I don’t work at Facebook, but maybe I should.

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  • Twitch twitch.tv
    It depends on how much FB is earning per year per user. They are definitely earning more that $9.99 per user per year, otherwise their annual revenue would not be more than $20B. Hence they won't come up with the paid plan you suggested especially at that price.
    Jul 28, 2018 4
    • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
      CunoKing

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      What price point would it need to be then?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Sales
      Lss_no_mo!

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      All they need to do is offer gdpr compliance in the US, having the right to be fully erased. Most people given the option won't use it, and then they won't worry about info being sold.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Twitch twitch.tv
      Their annual revenue is around $50B. With 1.2B active users. We need to consider future potential to earn additional revenue from active users. So my best guess $5.99 a month to get ad free version of all apps under FB umbrella.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
      CunoKing

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      I would pay that in a heartbeat
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
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    sarcasticgmore
    Lol... Facebook made an announcement that they are coming up with a premium.
    Jul 28, 2018 4
    • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
      CunoKing

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      When?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      sarcasticg

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      sarcasticgmore
      During the committee hearing, during one of the interviews told they might consider offering a premium version

      https://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-could-introduce-a-paid-subscription-service
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      sarcasticg

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      sarcasticgmore
      Correction to my original comment, facebook said a paid version might be a possibility.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
      CunoKing

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      Oh yeah, I remember him briefly touching on the subject
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Microsoft wMKI10
    You can use an ad blocker instead
    Jul 28, 2018 2
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      CunoKing

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      On your phone?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • New / Product
      nicebot

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      Smash that Private Message button
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      Firefox Android has an extension for it
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Oracle btilaf
    Can they still sell your data?
    Jul 28, 2018 3
    • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
      CunoKing

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      Yes
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Oracle btilaf
      Then why would you pay? Ads bother you that much?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
      CunoKing

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      Yeah I don’t care for adds
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    What is this premium content you are talking about on fb. Even without ads, I am not paying a single penny for all the egotistical or politically opinionated posts from my connections there.
    Jul 28, 2018 2
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      CunoKing

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      Original shows and movies, much like amazon
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product @zzz
      Ok. More like YouTube in my opinion.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Eastman Chemical Company / Other
    CunoKing

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    Most people I know don’t like the adds
    Jul 28, 2018 2
    • Oracle btilaf
      Yes but ask them to pay $9.99 and ads isnt that bad anymore. Or get an ad blocker
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      sarcasticg

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      9.99 is a tad too much for what it offers. 3.99 looks more appealing
      Jul 28, 2018
  • New cqof10
    Are you on crack
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • New / Mktg
    Mojoman

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    I would not mind paying $10 a year if they can’t use my data, and don’t show me their crappy ads.
    Jul 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Carlsen
    I think the best thing right now is to roll out their dating service. At least that'll make me want to create an FB account. There are all forms of revenue models that can be implemented there
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • Pandora ditphong
    Hear*
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • Microsoft HRguy
    Here
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • New Ru$$ian
    They earn around $35 per user
    Jul 28, 2018 0