At the start of this year, Meta announced plans to introduce a paid subscription plan for Instagram and Facebook. This plan was designed to allow users to verify their accounts through a government ID that will become a source to get a blue tick for verification on Facebook and Instagram. This latest facility is currently being rolled out in the US. These users with that region are now able to subscribe to Meta blue tick verification.
Meta-verified subscriptions are now available in the US
As per reports from TechCrunch, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the debut of Meta Verified on Instagram. The CEO explained, “You can obtain a credential, proactive impersonation prevention, and direct access to customer support.”
To cover the 30% commission from Apple and Google, the subscription costs $14.99 as an in-app subscription and $11.99 for those who subscribe through the web.
After you sign up, Meta will request some extra information from you along with a government-issued photo ID to verify your identity. In addition to being at least 18 years old, the account must have two-factor authentication enabled. The user’s Instagram and Facebook profiles will display a blue checkmark if Meta accepts the verification.
As per the policies of Meta associated with verified users, after subscribing to this plan, users will not be able to edit their profile name, picture, user name, or even their date of birth without processing it through the verification process. These subscribers will be able to access exclusive stickers along with 100 stars per month for the support of creators on Facebook.
Before it is launched in the United States, this subscription program is being tested with a small group of users in Australia and New Zealand. As per verification from Meta, this latest plan has produced good results. Although we’re not really sure about when this feature will be available in other regions,
Facebook and Instagram join Twitter and Telegram
These latest platforms aren’t the only social sites that are offering blue-tick subscriptions. This subscription feature was first introduced by Telegram in June 2022. Initially, on Telegram, this feature was only available to premium subscribers. After the launch of this feature on Telegram, it was also introduced on Twitter as “Blue. This blue tick feature was accessible to anyone who had purchased the subscription.
If we go back in time, this feature was only available to recognizable people such as media or government entities. This feature was used on the basis of recognizing original accounts.
It comes as no surprise that social networks are now offering this as a paid subscription since many people are prepared to pay to have a blue badge shown on their profile, even though the badge may not always imply anything. On the Meta website, there is a waiting list for anyone who would like to subscribe to Meta Verified.
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