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“Free and always will be” is what Facebook is known for, unless you want more friends to see what you have to say.

Soon the social media giant will roll out a feature in the U.S. that lets users pay to promote their posts to friends, just as advertisers do. Facebook has been testing the service in New Zealand, where it tries out a lot of new features, and has gradually introduced it in more than 20 other countries. Facebook said Wednesday that promoting a post — such as announcing a garage sale, charity drive or big news like an engagement — will bump it higher in your friends’ news feeds.

Facebook didn’t say how much it will cost to promote the posts, only that it’s considering a range of prices as part of the test. However on Wednesday, some users could see $7 as a cost per each update that they want to promote.

Source: The Belle Report

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