WEF Jan 1, 2019, Facebook Pages will need to have been approved for subscription messaging permissions otherwise they won’t be able to send a free message called non-promotional subscription messaging.
What is Facebook Subscription Messaging?
“Facebook Subscription messaging is allowed for specific use cases and gives a business or developer the ability to send regular content to a person on Messenger. A user may opt-out of receiving subscription messages from a Page at any time.” –
Eligible Use Cases
- News- Inform people about recent events, give information regarding sports, business, weather, politics, NGOs, entertainment, etc.
- Productivity- Enables people to manage their productivity with tasks, like managing events, paying bills, and more.
- Personal tracker- Enables people to receive and monitor information about themselves in categories such as fitness, health, wellness, and finance.
Benefits of Sending Subscription Messaging
- Facebook Messenger open rate and click-through rate is far exceeding than email.
- Sending regular updates and industry news are appreciated by people who are interested in your industry.
- When people opt into subscription updates from your Page, they’re a highly engaged member of your audience who’s raising their hand and saying, “Let’s stay in touch, please keep me in the know.”
- The regular content update makes your page a highly trusted source of information, which means more traffic makes their way to your page.
- By publishing news that impacts your audience on a personal and professional level, you provide a ton of values.
- Staying in contact with your Messenger audience is a great way to maintain awareness and nurture relationships.
If you don’t apply for Facebook Subscription Messaging then on Jan 1, 2019, you won’t be able to send non-promotional subscription messages for your page in MobileMonkey.
After the year ends, individual pages will need a permission level in order to do subscription-based messaging.
If you’ve applied and been rejected, don’t worry, there’s no limit to how many times you can apply, apply again.
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For details check out the policy overview.