With the launch of Instant Articles for publishers to deliver content and ads more quickly on mobile, Facebook made it clear that it was serious about monetizing content.
A new user survey from the company, spotted by The Verge, hints at the possibility of Facebook allowing users to accept donations in posts, either to earn money or aid a charitable cause.
The survey also indicated that the social network is considering other ways of generating revenue, including branded content and sharing earnings from ads on posts with Facebook.
It’ll be interesting to see if the company goes down any of these roads. The most straightforward path of allowing users to add a tip jar to their posts might see Facebook go up against blogging platform, which recently enabled publishers to monetize their work through sponsored content and monthly subscriptions.