Meta announces Paid Blue Badge for Instagram and Facebook users. According to the available report, the starting price of the service will be $11.99 per month. The Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially made this announcement on Sunday.
This monthly subscription service is called Meta Verified. With this service, users will be able to get their account verified with a government ID and a blue tick. The company mentions that this step will add an extra layer of protection to users’ accounts. To get more details of this news go through this article till the end.
Meta’s Paid Blue Badge for Instagram and Facebook users
Previously Twitter head Elon Musk had made a move of authenticating users’ accounts with a Paid subscription service. Now Meta is following the same by introducing the Paid Blue Badge that will signify the verified tag on Facebook and Instagram. As per the company, this step will help the content creators of these popular social media platforms to avoid impersonation, grow and also build communities.
The subscription charge as mentioned by Zuckerberg will be $11.99 per month on the web however for iOS and Android users it will be a little higher. They will have to pay $14.99 for the same service on Android and iOS. The reason for this is the commission taken by Apple on iPhone and Google on Android-operated smartphones.
At present, there is no news on how the company plans to introduce this service in countries where users cannot afford to pay the price. The Paid Blue Badge service is being introduced first in Australia and New Zealand this week. The company plans to roll it out in the United States and other countries at a later date.
The Meta platform is currently testing this monthly subscription service. With this service, the company targets content creators who want to expand their presence on the Social Media platform so there are possibilities that some adjustments can be seen after this testing.
The report further mentions that already verified Facebook and Instagram accounts will see no changes and only those users who are above the age of 18 will be able to subscribe to this service. According to the news sources, the company sees this Paid Blue Badge service as a new source of revenue as it had suffered a huge revenue loss in the last few years for several reasons. The service will be available to users by the end of this week. Notably, businesses will not be able to subscribe to this service at present.
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