When Elon Musk acquired Twitter last year, one of his ideas to monetize the platform was to charge users to verify their accounts. That idea is now in place, with Twitter users needing to pay to have a Blue Tick official stamp. It seems that decision gave Meta inspiration, as it is now rolling out “Meta Verified” for Facebook.
Meta/Facebook say the new feature will become available this week. Like on Twitter, the feature is a subscription service where users must pay monthly to have account verification. According to Meta, the feature will first become available in Australia and New Zealand before reaching other countries later.
As for the price, it will cost more to verify your Facebook than it does on Twitter. Specifically, users must pay $11.99 USD per month for the web or $14.99 USD per month on iOS.
Verification is important for many users, especially public figures who want to avoid impersonators. One of the features of Meta Verified is the ability to verify with a government ID. The company says this will allow it to improve its methods for finding those imposter accounts.
Of course, users also get a blue checkmark alongside your profile name. Another benefit is direct access to Facebook's customer support. Other perks include access to stickers to use on Reels and Stories, while there are also 100 free star available for each month. Stars are Facebook's currency that you can use to tip creators.
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