Meta rolls blue tick as paid service on Facebook, Instagram

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After Twitter, Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta will also begin testing paid subscription services. These will be available for $11.99 (USD) on the web and $14.99 (USD) on iOS/Android, allowing users to verify their accounts and unlock a few more advantages.  

Meta Verified is all about increasing user authenticity, and ensuring security across Meta platforms, Mark Zuckerberg stated. 

Initially, Meta Verified will roll out as a test in Australia and New Zealand. Users can get the blue badge with the help of a government ID and avail of perks like impersonation protection, direct access to account support, and increased visibility and reach when it comes to their content.  

The purpose of Meta Verified stands to make things easier for creators, to establish a presence so they can focus on building their communities on Instagram or Facebook and sell exclusive content. 

Additionally, accounts that are already verified on Facebook and Instagram would undergo no changes. Also, only users who are above the age of 18 years will be allowed to subscribe. So far, the subscription services are available only for personal accounts and not businesses. 

However, it is not immediately clear at what price Meta will launch the verified services in other countries including India.