Facebook And Instagram Blue Ticks Are Being Sold For $12
Meta is experimenting with premium verification for Facebook and Instagram for $11.99 per month on the web and $14.99 per month on mobile. According to an update from Instagram CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Meta Verified” accounts will grant users a verified emblem, increased exposure on the platforms, priority customer support, and other advantages. Australia and New Zealand will be the first two countries to use the capability this week; more countries will “soon” follow.
This week, according to Zuckerberg, “we’re starting to roll out Meta Verified,” a paid subscription service that enables users to authenticate their accounts with official identification, obtain a blue badge, receive additional impersonation protection against accounts that make false claims to be them, and have direct access to customer service. He said, “Our new functionality aims to improve authenticity and security across all of our services.
To sign up to become Meta Verified, you must meet the minimum activity criteria, be at least 18 years old, and present a government ID that exactly matches your name and profile photo on Facebook or Instagram.
The new service is comparable to Twitter Blue, Elon Musk’s $8/month service, but Meta notes that it won’t have an impact on accounts that have previously been verified using the earlier criteria, such as notability and authenticity.
In addition to exclusive stickers for Stories and Reels, users who sign up for the service will also earn 100 free stars each month that can be used as virtual cash to tip Facebook creators.
Moreover, Meta notes that companies cannot presently apply for a Meta Verified badge and that altering your profile name, username, birthday, or profile photo would require a new verification procedure.
When the service debuts in Australia and New Zealand this week, it will cost $19.99 AUD online and $24.99 AUD on mobile, or $23.99 NZD online and $29.99 NZD on mobile.
It’s possible that the increased pricing on iOS and Android is an effort to make up for the fee that both Apple and Google impose on in-app purchases.
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