Get Verified on Instagram and Facebook with Meta Verified
Join the waitlist for Meta Verified, the subscription service from Meta that lets you get a blue check mark on Instagram and Facebook for a monthly fee. Enjoy exclusive stickers, proactive impersonation protection, and customer support.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has announced the launch of Meta Verified on Instagram and Facebook in the U.S. This subscription service, which was first introduced in Australia and New Zealand last month, allows users to add the coveted blue check mark to their Instagram and Facebook accounts for a monthly fee. Meta Verified is priced at $11.99 per month on the web and $14.99 per month on mobile.
By subscribing to Meta Verified, users can obtain a badge, proactive impersonation protection, and direct access to customer support. To sign up for the subscription service, users can join the waitlist online, provided they are at least 18 years old, complete the verification process and provide a government-issued photo ID to confirm their identity. Two-factor authentication is also required.
Meta Verified subscribers will receive exclusive stickers on Facebook and Instagram Stories and Facebook Reels, along with 100 Stars a month on Facebook, allowing them to show support for other creators. The blue checkmark has been a coveted symbol on social media platforms and was previously only available to public figures such as politicians, actors, musicians, athletes, and journalists.
To compete with Twitter, which launched its paid verification service last year through its Blue subscription service, Meta is borrowing from Elon Musk's playbook. Musk has argued that blue checkmarks should be open to all and has promised to get rid of legacy verification badges.
To get started with Meta Verified, users can navigate to their settings on Instagram or Facebook, click "Accounts Center," and select "Meta Verified available" under their name and profile picture. They can then choose their preferred payment method and complete the verification process. While Meta has previously offered its services for free, it's clear that the company is now shifting towards a subscription-based model. Other social media platforms like Snap have also introduced their own subscription services in recent years.
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