Meta launches paid subscriptions on Facebook and Instagram
Dhe Facebook parent company Meta is introducing a paid subscription service that allows users to have their accounts verified, among other things. The payment model starts this week in Australia and New Zealand, shared Meta-Chef Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday with Other countries would soon follow.
Meta Verified costs from $11.99 per month. “This new feature is about increasing the authenticity and security of our services,” Zuckerberg wrote in the statement, which he posted to his Facebook account. For accounts on Facebook and Instagram, which are already verified, there will be no changes.
Only users over the age of 18 should be able to subscribe to the service. It is initially not available for companies.
Zuckerberg’s competitor Elon Musk recently introduced a subscription model for the Twitter short message service he acquired. Twitter Blue, which includes user account verification, costs between $8 and $11 a month.