Facebook users have the choice of whether to pay for advertising, or to pay to get free text exchange, an industry industry body has announced.
The company said that users would have the option of either paying for text exchange or having their messages displayed for free in their news feeds.
The free text exchanges could mean users get to share news articles, comment on other people’s posts or posts, or view other posts that have been shared by others.
But users will have to pay Facebook to view and share those messages.
Facebook will be offering free text messages on its news feed as part of an effort to reduce the number of users accessing its advertising services, according to a company statement.
The text message option, however, will not be available for users who do not have an active Facebook account.
The change comes after a number of recent scandals about Facebook advertising practices.
Facebook is currently facing criticism over its use of automated bots to target users with targeted ads, which could be aimed at people who are politically active.
The move to allow users to opt-out of paying for advertising will also help Facebook cope with the fact that people are starting to use mobile devices to read news, as well as use the internet to access Facebook and other sites.
In the US, for instance, a study released last week found that the proportion of adults who access the internet via mobile devices is expected to increase from 21 percent in 2020 to 28 percent in 2025.