Want to get the coveted blue verification checkmark on Facebook and Instagram? If you’re in the US, now you can. For a fee.
Nearly a month ago, Meta announced it would start handing out blue verification checkmarks, but only to those willing to pay a monthly fee.
Now, for as little as $11.99 (or $14.99 through in-app payments), anyone in the US can get verified on Facebook and Instagram.
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What does Meta Verified Include? Well, apart from the apparent blue checkmark that has become a significant status symbol across social platforms, Meta Verified will also offer so-called “proactive account protection” to keep users safe from impersonation, direct account support (from a “real person”), and not to mention a range of exclusive features like stickers for Reels and Stories.
Furthermore, subscribers will also receive 100 Stars per month to show support for other creators.
The most important of the above is, of course, direct account support – something most of us have wished for at some point during our time on both Facebook and Instagram.
So far, many have praised Meta Verified as a way to get support for problems ranging from inactive accounts to impersonation issues.
To use Meta Verified, you must supply Meta with your government ID; a driver’s license or passport will do as long as your picture and name on Facebook or Instagram match that in the ID.
You must be 18 or older to verify your accounts, and don’t forget to turn on two-factor authentication.
To be entirely honest, you will need this enabled anyway, whether you’re trying to verify your accounts or not. If you’re active on social media platforms and don’t have two-factor authentication enabled, you’re asking for trouble.
If you don’t live in the US, you can sign up for the Meta Verified waitlist to be notified when it’s available to you. Excited? You should be. Meta has just gotten a lot more “pay-to-play.”
Will you be using Meta Verified? If you’re already using it, share your experience with us.
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