Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced through Facebook that Meta will now offer Facebook users the option to pay for account verification. However, Elon Musk appears to be ahead of the curve in the tech world, as he already made a similar move months ago by allowing Twitter users to verify their accounts. It seems that Zuckerberg and Meta have now caught up and recognized the importance of this new trend.
Zuckerberg posted to his Facebook, “Good morning and new product announcement: this week we’re starting to roll out Meta Verified – – a subscription service that lets you verify your account with a government ID, get a blue badge, get extra impersonation protection against accounts claiming to be you, and get direct access to customer support. This new feature is about increasing authenticity and security across our services. Meta Verified starts at $11.99 / month on web or $14.99 / month on iOS. We’ll be rolling out in Australia and New Zealand this week and more countries soon.”
This new announcement by Zuckerberg didn’t take long for Facebook users to comment on his public announcement.
Michelle R. Gould wrote, “Direct access to customer support is the real value, much more so than the blue check mark.”
Patss Cat wrote, “wow…asking people to pay for the security and safety that should not be a feature but a basic requirement for Meta to deliver with their products. This is how big companies are moving the accountability to the user, not the maker!”
Mrbless wrote, “this is very interesting and helpful, Kudos to you and your team for the effort you put in to making sure there’s always improvement. I’m speaking from Nigeria, and we love Facebook App.”
Will you be one of the many Facebook users that will pay for the blue check mark?