In a bid to support creators and small businesses, Facebook is planning to let Pages charge for access to events with Live videos.
In its announcement ofMessenger Rooms, the expansion of WhatsApp video calls, and new live video features forFacebook, Instagram, and Portal, Facebook alsoannouncedthat Pages would soon be able to mark Facebook Events as online only.
Furthermore, in the next few weeks, Pages will be able to integrate Facebook Live so that they can broadcast to their guests.With this integration, Facebook plans to also“add the ability for Pages to charge for access to events with Live videos.”
Facebook says that the feature would apply to anything“from online performances to classes to professional conferences,”and is part of the company’s bid to support creators and small businesses on its platform.
Pages that want to raise money for the causes they care about can already add thedonate button to live videoswherever nonprofit fundraisers are available, but the new feature will also allow Pages to charge for Events at this difficult time.
Last month, Facebook alsoannounceda bunch of newfeatures for Live, including automatic closed captioning and an audio-only mode that lets users just listen to a live video stream.
Both features, especially the latter, will help more people who have slower connections take part. Other features include a logged-out mode, letting people who don’t even have a Facebook account watch or listen to content.