Meta has started testing user monetization tools in Horizon Worlds, the company announced on Monday. Starting today, a select group of creators can start creating digital objects and effects that they can then sell directly in the virtual social space. With today’s test rollout, only users over the age of 18 in the United States and Canada can purchase these products. Creators can start creating items they want to sell by tapping on the Commerce tab and the gadget in the app’s Create mode.
“As we’re kicking this off today as a test with a handful of creators to get their feedback, these kinds of tools are steps toward our long-term vision of a metaverse where creators can earn a living and people can buy. digital goods, services and experiences,” the company said.
According to Meta, creators participating in its monetization program will need to follow the guidelines outlined in its . As with Facebook and Instagram, the company leaves moderation in part to users. “If you see something that appears to violate our policies, you can submit a report for us to review,” he said.
With today’s announcement, Meta has also started testing a bonus program with creators who live in the United States. The people involved can earn additional income by progressing on the monthly objectives offered by the company. Meta will not collect any fees on these bonuses and promises to pay out in full at the end of each month.
The tools that Meta announced today effectively see the company putting in place the building blocks of Metaverse CEO Zuckerberg’s vision presented to 2021. But it’s also easy to see how these tools could contribute to the company’s ambitions around . “If you imagine what a future metaverse [at] a certain point on the line [would look like]clearly the ability to sell virtual goods and take them with you from world to world will be an important part of that,” Zuckerberg said. in a recent interview, conducted where else but in Horizon Worlds.