Facebook's next plan: Making money with Messenger games

As if Facebook doesn't distract us enough

Rumour has it that Facebook is considering adding games to its Messenger application, adding to the company’s revenue earnings from possible ingame purchases.

Currently Facebook is engaging several game developers to assist them in creating app tieups with Messenger.

Facebook’s non-advertising revenue mostly comes from games and ingame purchases. The charges are paid to the developers but Facebook charges a fee for those sales.

Revenue from Facebook’s “payments and other fees” has dropped by 5 per cent on the first quarter of 2015 and it makes sense that Facebook will try to seek other ways to make money.

According to Facebook, Messenger now has more than 600 million users who log in at least once a month and that consists of almost half of Facebook’s user database. We forsee levels of productivity dropping globally if this comes to fruition.

[Source: Macworld]