Published On: Wed, Jun 30th, 2021

Facebook’s newsletter height Bulletin is now live

The cold new thing on Facebook is for Mark Zuckerberg to dump product news in live audio rooms. So today, Zuckerberg took to his brand’s Clubhouse aspirant to announce a next new thing: Bulletin, a newsletter platform.

Bulletin is built on a apart height from Facebook — on a website, a FAQ states that this is to “enable creators to grow their assembly in ways that are not exclusively contingent on a Facebook platform.” You don’t need a Facebook comment to allow to a newsletter, though Bulletin relies on Facebook’s infrastructure, including a use of Facebook Pay to squeeze reward subscriptions and join subscriber-only groups and live audio rooms.

Competitors like Substack take a “hands-off” proceed to calm moderation, permitting anyone to start a newsletter. But each author now on Facebook’s Bulletin was hand-picked to contribute. Still, Substack has perceived inspection for subsidizing anti-trans tongue by a argumentative Substack Pro program, that consecrated sold writers to write on Substack. So, Bulletin won’t be defence to a issues that disease Substack notwithstanding a heavily curated model.

The initial line-up of writers on Bulletin includes Malcom Gladwell, Mitch Albom, Erin Andrews and Tan France — a FAQ also records that a beta module is U.S.-centric, with usually dual general writers during a impulse (“We will demeanour to embody some-more general creators after a beta module launch,” Bulletin says.) Facebook is profitable a writers adult front for their contributions, and so far, doesn’t devise to take a cut of their profits. If writers select to pierce off a platform, they will have a ability to take their subscriber lists with them.

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