ENTERTAINMENT

MARK ZUCKERBERG ANNOUNCES MAJOR INCENTIVE FOR FACEBOOK GAMING STREAMS

WHAT HAPPENED?

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a huge change that should pique a lot of streamers’ interests.

Facebook will be keeping fan subscriptions, badges, and their upcoming news products free for creators for another two years.

Facebook had first introduced subscriptions at $4.99 back in 2018, the exact same price as a standard Twitch sub.

However, Twitch takes 50% of the subscription fee, meaning that Facebook streamers are earning twice as much per sub.

“And when we do introduce a revenue share, it will be less than the 30% that Apple and others take,” Zuckerberg noted.

Seeing as streamers will be keeping all they earn until 2023, it will be interesting to see how many entertainers decide to make the swap.