Meta is testing new tools that will allow developers to sell virtual items and effects within the Meta social virtual reality app, Horizon Worlds. The new feature is being rolled out to a select number of manufacturers in the United States and Canada where Horizon Worlds is currently available. Item seller creators will see a Commerce tab and Gizmo in the app’s created mode. In addition, Meta is testing a Creator Bonus Program in the United States, where creators are paid to create the world that spends the most time. Creators will be paid at the end of the month to use the new features and tools the company has launched.
In a blog post on Monday, Meta Horizon World announced the testing of new monetization tools for manufacturers. The latest update allows a select group of creators to create digital items and effects that they can sell directly within the virtual social space. These could be fashion items or access to payments in a new part of the world. Users over the age of 18 in the United States and Canada can purchase these products. Creators can use the Commerce tab and Gizmo in the app’s Create mode to create the items they want to sell.
In addition, Meta has begun testing a Horizon World’s Creator bonus program to encourage creators to use its tools and features to create their own world. These bonuses are not subject to a fee, and manufacturers will be paid at the end of the month for their progress towards the goals set by the company. The Meter Bonus Program is currently available to participants in the United States.
The company’s various policies for Horizon Worlds, including the VR policy and the Horizon Worlds Prohibited Content policy, also apply to the latest bonus programs.
Facebook’s parent company, which changed its name to Meta last year, is making a significant contribution to the rise of Metavers. The company previously added Instagram badges to selected areas for users 18 years of age or older, allowing manufacturers to monetize their followers. Badges allow users to show support for creators during a live video on the platform.
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