Pay Facebook to Highlight Status Updates to More Friends

May 11th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

If you have been on Facebook for a while, you know that not everybody in your friend list sees your status updates, up to 12% of your friends according to some studies. Of course, you want all your friends what sandwich you ate 30 minutes ago and Facebook has the solution for that; but it comes with a price.

Facebook is testing an option called “Highlight,” which makes your posts appear to more friends. For a still-undetermined price, average Facebook users (not Pages or Businesses) can select which updates are deemed important or something that all your friends have to see.

The paid version of Facebook Highlight is being tested by a small percentage of users, although the social networking site promises that a free version is in the work in case users are interested in the option.

We cannot say if Facebook users would approve of the Highlight. More likely most of them would remain oblivious that there is such a thing, like Facebook Interest (remember that?).

Source:, via TechCrunch