Facebook Stars Value in PH and How to send stars in Facebook Live Stream

For anyone who aspires to be a video game streamer or content creator, there are now a lot of platforms that you can use to grow your career in this path. From Twitch, Youtube Gaming, to the Facebook Gaming app, these three are the most popular platforms among starting streamers and content creators who are looking to be successful in this career.

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Each of these platforms has its own kind of monetization system. Particularly in the Facebook Gaming app, it uses stars, which is Facebook’s virtual goods, that viewers give to their favorite streamer to show support for their work.

Here in the Philippines, Facebook Gaming is the most popular platform that the new-born local streamers use to kick start their career since it is important to target the audience that can understand your language as well as your culture.

And once streamers and content creators earn more stars from their fans, they can convert it to cash to collect their earnings. Each star amounts to $0.01. You can refer to the chart below for some basic calculation:

Stars AmountValue (PHP)Value (USD)
1 Star0.50 PHP0.01 USD
100 Stars50 PHP1.00 USD
1,000 Stars500 PHP10.00 USD
10,000 Stars5,000 PHP100.00 USD
100,000 Stars50,000 PHP1,000.00 USD
1,000,000 Stars500,000 PHP10,000.00 USD

To be eligible in receiving stars from fans, you must first meet the following metrics:

  • Has a Gaming Video Creator Facebook Page (Category)
  • Stream Video gaming content for at least four hours in the last 14 days.
  • Stream Video gaming content on at least two days in the last 14 days.
  • Have at least 100 Page followers
  • Stream from the eligible country.
  • Meet Community Standards and Partner Monetization Policies
All of the stars that you have earned will be computed at the end of each month and when you reach at least 10,000 stars or $100, you’ll receive your earnings after 30 days. Payment can be done using PayPal, Bank Transfer or a Cheque, depending on which country you're from.

How to Enable Facebook Stars on Gaming Streams

To start receiving Stars, you need to join Level Up.

Go to Creator Studio > Creative Tools > Live Dashboard.​

  1. Select Set up Stars.
  2. Select or setup your payment information.
Viewers will now be able to send you Stars and attach animated gifts to them during your streams.

How to send stars in Facebook Live Stream

To show support to your favorite streamer or content creator, Facebook has added a new feature called Stars, which viewers can use to give tips or donations during live streams.

For viewers who want to send stars for the first time, they’ll be given 100 stars as a starter pack and after those Stars run out, you can purchase more from Facebook.

A 100 Star tip cost around $14.99 or PHP 74.99, a higher amount of Stars are also discounted up to 25%:
  • 25 Stars – $0.49 or PHP 17.79
  • 60 Stars – $0.99 or PHP 42.70
  • 100 Stars – $1.49 or PHP 71.19
  • 378 Stars – $5.38 or PHP 267.81 (5% Off)
  • 795 Stars – $13.24 or PHP 535.63 (10% Off)
  • 2,235 Stars – $26.80 or PHP 1,339.07 (20% Off)
  • 4,465 Stars – $53.44 or PHP 2,678.14 (20% Off)
  • 9,525 Stars – $107.84 or PHP 5,356.28 (25% Off)
You can buy and send Stars to participating video creators that feature a
next to Write a Comment... on their live or on demand video.

To buy Stars using a shortcut:
You can use a shortcut to buy Stars while commenting on a live video. If you are watching a live video with Stars enabled:
  1. Type (!) in the comments field.
  2. Then enter the number of Stars you would like to send. (Example: Typing !50 would send the creator 50 Stars.)
To buy Stars during a live video:
Visit a video creator's page during a live stream or on demand video. They have to be participating in Facebook Stars.
  1. Go to a video creator's page during a live or on demand video.
  2. Tap
    next to Write a comment...
  3. Your balance of Stars will be displayed in the top left.
  4. Tap Buy Stars to purchase additional Stars.
  5. Select the pack of Stars you'd like to buy (example: 250 Stars).
  6. Follow the prompts from the Google Play or Apple Store.
  7. Tap Done.
You will typically receive your payouts around the 21st of the month that you’re eligible to receive the payouts. For example, if your Stars earnings exceed $100 in June, you should receive your payout around the 21st of July except in Vietnam, where you should receive your payout by the 10th of September.
Each month you can expect to receive:
  • An invoice that will include earnings from the previous month’s pay period.
  • A payment as long as you made at least $100 in a given month or from your cumulative months’ earnings. For example, if you make $50 in April and $80 in May, you’ll be paid in June.
You can see your Stars earnings history and payouts in your Payout Settings. You can also view and manage Payouts in Creator Studio by going to Monetization > Payout Settings.

Remember: To be able to send a tip or receive donation, the live stream must be done in the Facebook Gaming Creator program. A Star icon will appear on the right side of your comment box.