Social network Facebook has announced the UK launch of its virtual currency “Facebook Credits”. From this week, gift cards for the new currency will be sold in Tesco and Game shops.
Facebook Credits can only be used to buy virtual objects, for instance in games, and can also be earned through some applications in the same manner as air miles. More than 200 apps and games currently accept Credits, and 22 of the 25 Facebook apps use them. Farmville, the most popular game on Facebook, is one of the more than 50 per cent of games to adopt the currency.