How to enable stars on Facebook reels

There is no doubt that many people now like watching short content like shorts, stories, status and reels. You may also be a fan of Facebook reels and you may have tried out reels on Facebook and felt that it is very difficult to stop scrolling reels. Yeah! That is what I also feel whenever I watch reels because some creators create many interesting reels on Facebook.

For such creators Facebook launched stars credit so that users can give credit to them by giving stars to them. 

I wondered the very first time I saw a star like icon on some of the reels on Facebook and a question arose in my mind: What are these stars on Facebook reels used for and why do the stars don’t appear on every reel on Facebook.

In this article we will discuss how you can get stars on your Facebook reels. 

Related: Sharing Facebook reels on Messenger?

how to enable stars on Facebook reels?

First of all we need to know what stars are on Facebook reels. Stars monetization feature was added on Facebook in late 2022. It is a feature which enables you to buy stars on Facebook in exchange of money and then you can give these stars to the creators you like to support. It is a method for monetizing Facebook profile or page and it is quite a different way for creators to make money using Facebook reels. 

Eligibility criteria

First of all keep in mind that stars monetization feature is not available for all countries but it is working in most regions except a few. 

If you are living in a country in which this feature is available then you can apply for stars monetization. You need to have unique content and it should be according to the Facebook monetization policy. Along with it you need to have 1000 followers in the last 60 days before applying for this feature.

Eligibility criteria for Facebook reels stars monetization

Facebook reels star monetization setup

To set up stars on Facebook reels you need to follow these simple steps:

  • First of all open your Facebook account which meet eligibility criteria for star monetization
  • Open professional dashboard of your Facebook page and then tap on “Monetization” option
  • Tap on “Stars” option 
  • Select pages or profiles you want to apply for monetization and then tap on “Next”
  • Setup “Payout account” and after completing all steps tap on “Submit for review”
  • After that it will take some time for the review to end and you will be notified whether you are eligible or not.

Once your Facebook page is approved for stars monetization then you will be able to see your earnings in the monetization tab.

Having problem in setting up star monetization on Facebook

If your page has been approved for stars monetization but still you are not able to see the star icon on your reels then you can try out these fixes. 

Go to professional dashboard of your account and then open the Monetization section. Here you will see “Stars” option. Tap on this option and then open “Star settings” and then tap on “Turn on Stars” option. You can also set a limit for minimum number of stars here. 

Further you can set up auto thank messages for contributors in this section.

How to enable stars on Facebook Page?

To enable stars monetization on Facebook page you need to fulfill two basic requirements:
Your country must be in the supported list of countries
You should have 1000 followers in the last 2 months
If your page satisfies these requirements then you can send your page for review.

How to send stars on Facebook reels?

sending stars on reels

To send stars to someone on Facebook reels you have to tap on “Star” icon which will redirect you to a new page and it will ask you for confirmation. If you don’t have attached any payment method then you will have to add a payment method.

Do stars on Facebook reels expire?

Stars on Facebook reels don’t expire. If someone has sent you stars then you can convert these stars in money and withdraw whenever you want.

How many followers do I need to get stars on Facebook?

You need to have at least 1000 followers which became your followers in the recent 60 days. It is the minimum threshold for star monetization on Facebook reels.