Meta is launching a subscription service that, for $11.99 a month, will enable Facebook and Instagram users to pay to become verified.
Meta Verified Is Here
Priced at $11.99 a month if bought directly from Meta on the web and $14.99 if bought using iOS devices, “Meta Verified” is being released in countries like New Zealand and Australia by this week, with other countries to follow.
Further safeguards against impersonator accounts and easy access to technical support are two more added bonuses of the verification service.
If you wish to earn the blue badge, you’ll need to show a government-issued photo ID that matches the name and photo on your profile. To use this service, users must be over the age of 18.
On his new Instagram Broadcast Channel (Meta Channel), Mark Zuckerberg wrote “This new feature is about increasing authenticity and security across our services.”.
Meta stated in their announcement “As part of this vision, we are evolving the meaning of the verified badge so we can expand access to verification and more people can trust the accounts they interact with are authentic.”.
Meta was testing a paid blue checkmark earlier this month.