Facebook is still free, hoax fools users

September 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There's a new rumor going around Facebook that the social media website will start charging users.

The rumor began shortly after Facebook announced it will redesign its profile to include a timeline in place of a news feed on a user's profile. One rumor says Facebook will start charging for the new profile changes; another describes a tiered Facebook pay plan.

According to the website Mashable, the rumors are not true. Facebook has continuously said that their website will be free in the future, adding a quote on their front page that reads, "It's free and always will be."

This is not the first time Facebook has fallen victim to a pay rumor. Suggestions that the website would start charging have been collected as far back as December 2009, usually around the time Facebook launches a new feature or redesigns a small aspect of the website.

However, this new rumor is spreading fast thanks in large to Facebook's complete redesign of its users profiles. A Facebook employee said the new timeline feature is available now to developers and will be rolled out to all users within the next two to three weeks -- for free.

Facebook has approximately 800 million registered users.


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