Meta, formerly Facebook, started a trial program enabling a handful of creators to charge for what they are building for Horizon Worlds, the firm’s metaverse platform.

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Fast facts

  • Meta will work with a handful of creators under a test program that will enable them to “experiment with different ways to monetize” virtual items and effects within Horizon Worlds, the company said in a statement Monday.
  • The tools “are steps toward our long-term vision for the metaverse where creators can earn a living and people can purchase digital goods, services, and experiences,” Meta said. 
  • Examples may include the ability to sell “attachable accessories for a fashion world or offer paid access to a new part of a world,” Meta said.
  • Users of Meta’s Horizon Worlds, currently only available in Canada and the U.S., are able to make purchases if they are 18 and older.

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