DEFINITION of 'Facebook Credits'

Virtual currency (currency used only on the internet) that can be used to buy goods in online games through the social networking platform, Facebook. Facebook credits can be purchased online using a credit card, PayPal account, mobile phone or other various payment methods, or offline at various retailers. The credits can be used to purchase games or software applications, also referred to as apps.

BREAKING DOWN 'Facebook Credits'

Facebook credits can be used to buy intangible goods such as virtual gifts, parcels of virtual real estate, virtual weapons, tools and animals in platform-based video games. As of 2011, this virtual money is backed by real currency that's available in 15 different countries.

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