Facebook without ads? As crazy as it sounds, because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social network might be forced to offer paid subscriptions that would remove advertising.
How much would an ad-free subscription cost? TechCrunch thinks it has found the answer.
Although many have said $7 per month sounds about right for a Facebook subscription, TechCrunch reports the real number would be between $11 and $14 per month.
As they explain:
Those willing and able to pay are probably richer than the average user, so luxury businesses pay more to advertise to them, and probably spend more time browsing Facebook than the average user, so they see more of those ads.
During last week’s testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a premium tier for his service might be possible, noting:
We don’t offer an option today for people to pay to not show ads […] Overall, I think that the ads experience is going to be the best one. I think in general, people like not having to pay for a service. A lot of people can’t afford to pay for a service around the world, and this aligns with our mission the best.
I’m not sure most would pay upwards to $14 for Facebook merely to remove advertising. If the premium service would also include unique content such as video streaming and more, perhaps they would. Whether that’s something Facebook would consider remains to be seen.
What would you be willing to pay for Facebook without ads?
What would you be willing to pay per month for Facebook without ads?— AppAdvice (@AppAdvice) April 17, 2018