Facebook $1 Messages, Coming Soon to Your Inbox

It’s true.

Now strangers can pay Facebook for the privilege of spamming your inbox.

Facebook announced yesterday that it is testing a new option to charge users a one-time fee of $1 to send a message to another user’s inbox on the network who they aren’t friends with.

Currently, if you send a Facebook message to someone you’re not connected to, it may end up in the “other” tab, an often overlooked section of the inbox that basically serves as a spam folder, depending on whether you have mutual connections. With the new option, however, users would be able to pay a premium to ensure that the message ends up in the main inbox where it’s likely to be seen by the recipient.

Recipients of these messages will have the option to mark them as spam and move them back to the other tab, which means the sender will be unable to reach their inbox after that point. However, if the recipient doesn’t take any action, the sender will be able to continue messaging that user’s inbox an unlimited number of times after paying the one-time fee.

What is your stance on the new Facebook $1 messages? Let us know in the comments below.


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