According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, a new “Meta Verified” subscription service aimed at Facebook users will soon emerge. This service will cost $11.99 monthly on the web or $14.99 for an iPhone or an iPad.
According to Zuckerberg, a subscription to Meta Verified gives users “additional impersonation protection” against accounts that are “claiming to be you,” a blue badge, and the ability to verify an account with a government ID. Additionally, it offers “direct access to customer assistance, special stickers, and access to improved visibility and reaches,” according to a news release outlining the function. The entire list of revealed features is as follows:
- A badge that verifies your identity and shows that your account has been validated using a government ID.
- Proactive account monitoring for impersonators who might target people with expanding online audiences will increase protection from impersonation.
- Access to a live person when you need assistance with a typical account issue.
- Prominence in specific platform sections, such as search, comments, and recommendations, increases visibility and reach.
- Exclusive characteristics for original self-expression.
Increasing authenticity and security across Meta services is the goal of the service. It is modeled after Twitter Blue, an $ 8-a-month subscription service that gives users access to features including Edit Tweet and a blue checkmark.
The same verification procedure will be made available on Instagram as well, according to Meta. Even so, distinct subscriptions will be necessary for each site, so a person or company wishing to be verified on Facebook and Instagram must pay distinct subscription prices.
At the moment, Instagram and Facebook are making money from advertising. Even so, alterations like Apple’s App Tracking Transparency may render adverts a dependable source of income. Facebook’s monthly income will be consistent thanks to subscription fees.
Meta Verified will launch in Australia and New Zealand this week before expanding to other nations. As Meta experiments and learns, it claims, there won’t be any changes to verified profiles on Facebook and Instagram. The confirmed badge’s meaning is “growing,” nonetheless.