Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has launched a new paid subscription service called Meta Verified that allows users to get a blue badge verification on Instagram and Facebook. The service also offers other benefits such as protection from impersonation, access to account support, increased visibility and reach, and exclusive features like stickers and stars.
It will be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand this week, and more countries soon
To sign up for Meta Verified, users need to have a government-issued ID and pay a monthly fee of $11.99 on the web or $14.99 on iOS 13. The service is currently available in Australia and New Zealand, and will soon be rolled out in other countries.
Meta Verified is aimed at helping creators grow their online presence and connect with their audiences more effectively. However, some critics have questioned the need for paying for verification and whether it will create an unfair advantage for some users over others.
How can I sign up for Meta Verified?
To sign up for Meta Verified, you need to meet some eligibility criteria:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must have a government ID that matches your profile name and photo.
- You must meet the minimum activity requirement, such as prior posting history.
You can sign up for Meta Verified on the web or iOS by following these steps:
- Go to Settings on Facebook or Instagram
- Tap on Meta Verified
- Choose your payment method and confirm your subscription
- Upload a photo of your government ID for verification
Can I use Meta Verified on both Facebook and Instagram?
Yes, you can use Meta Verified on both Facebook and Instagram. You can purchase the subscription directly on either platform with your payment method. However, there will be no changes to accounts that are already verified based on prior requirements.
What are the benefits of Meta Verified?
Some of the benefits of Meta Verified are:
- A verified badge that confirms your identity with a government ID.
- More protection from impersonation with proactive account monitoring.
- Access to account support with a real person for issues.
- Increased visibility and reach with exclusive features like stickers and stars.