After Twitter, now Facebook and Instagram will also charge for account verification.
After Elon Musk took control of the micro-blogging app Twitter, he imposed a $12 monthly fee for a verified account on Twitter, which caused an uproar from around the world, but now the company that owns FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM, Meta. Following in the footsteps of the same, it has announced a monthly fee for certified accounts.
Meta, the company that owns the world’s largest social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, announced that it is considering charging $11.99 per month for web and $14.99 per month for mobile for Instagram and Facebook.
The company is introducing this feature first in Australia and New Zealand, after which it will be rolled out to other countries gradually.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta, announced that the Meta Verified account will provide users with a verified badge, increased ability to upload faster across all platforms, priority customer support and more.
Mark Zuckerberg added that a user wishing to obtain a Meta Verified account must meet minimum activity requirements, be 18 years of age or older and provide official identification documents as proof.