WeChat, the world’s largest social network with nearly 10 billion users, recently added a feature to its Pay logo to make it easier for people to earn money from their posts.
Users can now earn up to $10 for every 1,000 points of their posts that are made through the logo, which can then be shared to others, the Wall Street Journal reports.
This is a massive jump from the $3 to $4 a day the logo earned for a couple of months earlier this year.
WeChat added the feature as a result of complaints from a number of users who noticed that their earnings were getting wiped out.
“WeChat’s logo is not a good marketing tool,” one WeChat user told the WSJ.
“Its a little misleading.
The money earned from your posts should go to charity, not to a private company.”
The WSJ adds that users can earn up-front money for a logo-based advertisement for $15 to $25, depending on the number of followers that they have.
This change comes at a time when we’ve seen a surge in users making payments on the social network, with many paying $10 or $20 to use a service like WeChat Pay.
As the Wall St. Journal points out, the logo has been earning money for WeChat for some time now.
The company said at the time that it wanted to ensure that it wasn’t confusing to users, adding that the pay logo had a “unique and important role in helping to make people feel comfortable, trustworthy, and connected with the people and organizations they care about.”
WeChat has also added a similar feature to the other social network in China, WeChat Zhejiang, as well.