Facebook will soon allow artists to charge fans for access to livestreams hosted through the platform, according to an announcement on its website.
“To support creators and small businesses, we plan to add the ability for Pages to charge for access to events with Live videos on Facebook – anything from online performances to classes to professional conferences”. Find out more here.
The news comes among a slew of other changes the social media giant plans to introduce in response to the coronavirus pandemic. They include bringing back the Live With function to allow multiple people to contribute to a livestream. Facebook also plans to integrate online-only event pages with Facebook Live, allowing hosts to broadcast to virtual attendees.