Social network Facebook has scrapped its virtual currency Facebook Credits.
The system was introduced in early 2011 as a universal currency designed to work across all of the apps and games that feature on the ever-diversifying site.
However, the majority of content holders increasingly chose to ignore the system in favour of selling directly using local real-world currencies.
Those who have excess credits of gift cards will see their value translated into credit in their appropriate national currency.
In a further evolution of its service, developers will from July be able to charge monthly subscriptions fees for their Facebook apps.