(The Hosting News) – Want to make your Facebook posts more prominently displayed on the social site? Facebook has a plan – but it could cost you something extra. The network will begin charging users to use its promote feature via their profiles.
The capability is already prominently available for business pages (mostly for companies) at prices ranging between $5 to $10 dollars per post, a feature the company added in May.
Facebook Engineer Abhishek Doshi said Facebook first started testing promoted posts in New Zealand.
“When you promote a post – whether it’s wedding photos, a garage sale, or big news – you bump it higher in news feed so your friends and subscribers are more likely to notice it,” he commented.
The social site recently marked a milestone when on Thursday, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that it had reach 1 billion active users.