The concept of an ad-free Facebook is very compelling. With the many issues that have surrounded Facebook in the past weeks, it is one of the many possibilities on the table. Of course, dollars is the bottom line consideration for both Facebook and it’s users.
Despite trust issues with Facebook, 77 percent of respondents would remain with the current version containing ads, while 23 percent said they preferred ad-free Facebook and that they’d pay not to see them.
Facebook makes money by leveraging user data to serve ads and generates about $9 a month per user in the U.S. Experts think this is possible what Facebook would want for an ad-free subscription.
Among the 23 percent of respondents who said they’d pay not to see ads, about 42 percent said they’d spend between $1 and $5 a month, and about 25 percent said they’d pay between $6 and $10 per month. Only 21 percent of Facebook users would pay $1 a month to get rid of ads on the social network.
BTW – One place that will definitely be without ads is Facebook’s recently announced dating app
What do you think? Are you willing to pay for an ad-free Facebook?