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Thursday, December 20, 2012

CNET: Facebook's Messages service is testing out an option to send messages to people that aren't your friends for a $1 fee.

The social network begins rolling out the updated messaging service, Facebook's version of e-mail, later today. The changes -- which go nicely with the no-Facebook-account-necessary feature of the network's latest Android messaging app -- include newly named filters for your inbox. These determine if a message goes into your inbox, the folder you usually see when you open up messages, or into the abyss, also known as the "Other" folder. The network is also testing a paid message feature.

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