Meta is releasing a Subscription based service, which will allow you to be verified, as announced by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday.
The costs will start at $11.99 per month on the web and $14.99 on the iOS. The company will begin releasing in Australia and New Zealand from this week, and more countries will follow soon.
The service will mark the end of fake, impersonation accounts, and the verified profiles will be able to directly access the customer support.
Process to get Meta Verified
The process to get meta verified is simple. Those who do need to get verified, and to get the blue badge, they would simply need to provide their government issued ID. Which should match their profile name and picture. In addition to that, the user should also be above 18 to be eligible.
What will we get?
- A verified badge
- More protection from impersonation
- Direct help when you need it.
- Increased visibility and reach
- Exclusive features
Why is there a need for it?
We are evolving the meaning of the blue badge to focus on authenticity, so we can expand verification access to more people. We will display follower count in more places so people can distinguish which accounts are notable public figures among accounts that share the same name.”Meta spokesperson
The company stated that the creators who subscribe to Meta Verified will also get an “increased visibility and reach” in areas such as search and recommendations.
So, Meta is following Twitter’s footsteps which relaunched its own verification subscription service, Twitter Blue, in December, after an onset of fake accounts forced it to pull the feature.
Twitter’s Blue costs $11 a month for iOS and Android subscribers. It is Elon Musk’s attempt to raise its subscriptions business after buying the platform.