Under the scheme you can message any normal stranger — those untouched by the sickly limelight of celebrity — for a mere 71p. You can still send an unannounced Other message to anyone for free, with under-18s prevented from receiving them, or paying to send them.
The announcement follows a string of new Facebook features, most recently the Facebook Home skin for Android, which takes the helm of the operating system for the most part.
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