Mark Zuckerberg has announced free products for content creators on Facebook and Instgram.
Glamtush reports that American media magnate and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced free products for content creators on all Facebook-owned services including WhatsApp and Instagram.
This online platform understands that according to Zuckerberg, the free products will enable creators to make more money, adding that the offer will be available till 2023.
“To help more creators make a living on our platforms, we’re going to keep paid online events, fan subscriptions, badges, and our upcoming independent news products free for creators until 2023. And when we do introduce a revenue share, it will be less than the 30% that Apple and others take,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.
Unlike microblogging site Twitter; Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have not ruffled the feathers of the Nigerian government.
Recall that last week, President, Muhammadu Buhari suspended Twitter in Nigeria, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” The Federal Government’s action followed a deletion of a controversial civil war post by the President.
Millions of content creators, who earn their living from the microblogging site, have been affected in Nigeria as they are forbidden from using Twitter.
Nigeria, with over 200 million people, had about 33 million active social media users as of January 2021.
WhatsApp is the most popular platform used in the country, with over 90 million users according to Statista.
Also according to Statista, about 61.4 per cent of Nigerian social media users use Twitter, 86.2 per cent use Facebook, 81.6 per cent use YouTube, 73.1 per cent use Instagram, and 67.2 per cent use Facebook Messenger.