Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming Graphics Card
Astrum BT-021N Luxury Bass Bluetooth Speaker
Corsair Graphite 760T
HP Pavilion 13
Mitashi GameIn ThunderPro Handheld Gaming Console
Why Cyanogen wants Google to leave Android alone
World of Tanks: A guide to understanding ammo types
The Incredible Ancient Indians: the myths & the pseudo-science
World of Tanks: Tips and Tricks (Part 2)
Introduction to Azure Support
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Xiaomi Redmi 2 updated to 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
McAfee mobile security to come pre-installed in Samsung Tizen phones
Lava launches Iris X1 Grand, Mini budget phones
DataWind to launch budget mobile phones with free Internet for 1 Year
Limited Edition black and gold BlackBerry Passport unveiled
LG MJ3283CG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven
LG MC3283PMPG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven
LG MH2342BPS 23 L Grill Microwave Oven
LG MC3283AG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven
LG MC3283AMPG 32 L Convection Microwave Oven
How to add x86 support to Android apps using the Unity game engine
How To Excel At Great UX Design
How to be a Resourceful Gamer
How to Install an SSD in your desktop or laptop PC
How to optimize SSD performance in Windows
Upcoming games of 2015 that are worth the wait Part 2
Geforce GTX 960 - First Impressions
7 things you can do with your smartphone
Upcoming games of 2015 that are worth the wait Part 1
Oppo R5 - First Impressions
Rumor Roundup: Android Flagship Smartphones for 2015
An overview and buying advice on Samsung smartphones available in India
9 incredible modern science & tech stories from India
6 ways to start learning Microsoft Azure
Intel Developer Zone
Intel Windows Developer Zone
Dsk International Campus Zone
Facebook has started testing a new feature called 'Promoted Posts', which allows users to pay to get their posts more visibility in the news feeds of their friends. Currently available for U.S. users, the new feature is considered to be Facebook's desperate attempt to reduce its dependance on the advertisers for the revenue generation.
“Every day, news feed delivers your posts to your friends. Sometimes a particular friend might not notice your post, especially if a lot of their friends have been posting recently and your story isn’t near the top of their feed,” wrote Facebook's Abhishek Doshi in a post announcing the test.
Stressing the need to promote a post, Doshi adds, “When you promote a post – whether it’s wedding photos, a garage sale, or big news – you bump it higher in news feed so your friends and subscribers are more likely to notice it.”
Facebook hasn't revealed the going price for Promoted Posts, but the initial cost is expected to be around $7.0. Apart from giving prominent visibility, the feature will come with a tool that lets you see how many people have seen your post.
Facebook's Pay to Promote test had initially began in New Zealand earlier this year. And gradually rolled out to users in more than 20 nations. The Pay to Promote feature is already available for business pages on Facebook.
When you promote a post you can see how many more of your friends noticed it.
It is unlikely that Facebook users will pay to promote their regular and random status and photos. But for events such as birthdays, anniversaries; users may shell out some money.
After Facebook's IPO debacle, the company has been under immense pressure to up its revenue. The company has of late experimented with quite a few features to make money. Recently, the company announced launching 'Gifts' service, which allowed users to send real gifts to their friends on special occasion.
Will you pay Facebook to promote your posts? Let us know in the comments section below: