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Facebook Stars

Stars for the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

February 17, 2022 • Addison ChingNews

Stars have been added to the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase's Virtual Tip Jar.

Facebook Stars is a fun way for viewers of the Showcase livestreams to show their support by sending Stars to the livestream.

Depending on how the livestream is viewed (Smartphone, desktop computer, etc.) the option to send stars may be available via the livestream comments. If available, it will appear as a variation of a Star icon next to the Comments area.

Smartphone Stars
Stars Option on Smartphones
Desltop Stars
Stars Option on Desktop Computers

Facebook Stars will supplement existing Virtual Tip Jar options that include Venmo, PayPal, and Apple Pay.

Facebook Stars can be prepurchased directly from Facebook or through Apps in Google Play or the Apple Store at slightly higher commission rates. Facebook Star purchases can be made at

If attempting to send Stars with an insufficient balance, an option will be presented to connect to an app to purchase additional stars.

Each star is worth one cent, so sending a virtual tip of 200 stars to the performance is tipping $2.00 to the performance creator HIMELE.

Facebook Stars can be used to support any livestream broadcast that offers that option to the viewer.

This is what the Stars experience looks like:

  • Fans typically buy and send stars in "packs" or groups of stars.
  • Packs may be prepurchased from Facebook or from Google Play or the Apple Store.
  • Purchase bonuses may be made available by the selling source from time to time.
  • Stars are also sent to livestreamers in packs. Typical "sends" might be for 100 or 200 stars.
  • Live video viewers can tap the star icon next to comments and reactions to buy and send Stars.
  • Each sent star is worth one cent to the recipient.
  • When people send Stars everyone watching the video will see a livestream comment indicating that stars have been sent.


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