You may have heard by now that Facebook has been testing a new messaging system that will allow users to send messages straight to another person’s “Inbox” for $1. But what if you want to send Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a message? Will it still cost you $1? Nope. I guess not.
Mashable noticed that a ubiquitous message to Zuckerberg’s “Inbox” will cost you $100. Facebook has an “Other” inbox which is for the messages that Facebook thinks you don’t want to read. You know, messages from strangers or from other pages.
“This test is designed to address situations where neither social nor algorithmic signals are sufficient. For example, if you want to send a message to someone you heard speak at an event but are not friends with, or if you want to message someone about a job opportunity, you can use this feature to reach their Inbox,” Facebook announced last month.
In regard to the $100 charge, a Facebook spokesperson says that, “We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.”