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Facebook Is Forbidden To Mention Apple's 30 Percent App Store Fee

| 4 months ago

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Earlier today, Apple prevented Facebook from informing its users about the 30% App Store fee charged for in-app purchases for online events.

Apple explained that Facebook's update does not comply with the App Store rule about including "irrelevant" information to users.

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Facebook previously asked Apple to decrease its fee:

"We asked Apple to reduce its 30% App Store tax or allow us to offer Facebook Pay so we could absorb all costs for businesses struggling during COVID-19.

Unfortunately, [Apple] dismissed both [Facebook's] requests and SMBs will only be paid 70% of their hard-earned revenue."

Despite Facebook's efforts to support small business owners, Apple refuses to change its App Store fee policies. For Facebook users on Android devices, business owners can get the full amount of their hard-earned money through Facebook Pay.

With the same treatment to Facebook as it did to Epic Games, other apps including Spotify and Tinder shared similar comments about the App Store's "unfair" policies.

Learn more about Facebook's comments in Yahoo Finance's video below:

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