Facebook is giving select users in almost 40-countries access to a new trial service.
For a fee....customers can send direct personal messages to people outside their network.
Facebook has been testing the pay-to-message concept in the U.S. For some time.
Basically the service allows users to get in touch with their favorite celebrities, for example.
The company says it's still deciding on pricing for the test service.
But U. K. Media reports say prices will range from the equivalent of about a dollar to 15-dollars.