Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram will soon have a paid verification service which will be similar to Twitter’s Blue verification subscription. This service’s announcement directly came from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
As we all know, Twitter was the first to start a paid verification service last year after Elon Musk became chief executive of the company, but now Meta has decided to launch the same service for Facebook and Instagram users.
Facebook & Instagram Users Can Now Have Verification Tick by Paying $15 Monthly
On Meta’s primary platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, a verified account with a blue tick is finite because it has a strict verification method and requirements, but soon it will be monetary.
With its announcement, Mark also revealed the pricing of the service, and it’s different for mobile and desktop users. For web users, it will cost $11.99 per month and $14.99 for iOS and Android users.
Besides, after buying this subscription users will also get some of the additional features, such as more visibility and reach on the platform and exclusive stickers for the stories and reels.
12 bucks a month to be verified on Facebook… I wonder if people will keep that same Twitter Blue outrage energy 😅 pic.twitter.com/ZPJsIHBerO
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 19, 2023
To get the blue tick on your account, you have to meet some requirements, such as you have to provide government ID documents to prove your identity and avoid impersonating people.
Also, your account username and name have to match the provided document, and your account must have a profile picture. Meta also announces add of more security and privacy on the platform.
According to the announcement, the company will start rolling it out this week, but in its initial stage, it will not be available for everyone as the company is launching it only for users in Australia and New Zealand.
And regarding expanding the subscription service, Mark said, “more countries soon,” in the announcement. Besides, this paid verification service is currently not available for businesses as it is only launched for individuals.