For social media users in Australia and Newzealand, Meta is launching a new subscription plan, Meta Verified, which offers users a number of benefits, including a verified tag, improved reach, better phishing protection, ‘access to customer service, and exclusive access. stickers on Facebook and Instagram. The company started rolling out the plan on Friday night, but many users may not see the option to buy it now as the rollout is moving slowly.
The Meta Verified plan is a paid subscription that is available for both individual and professional accounts. The cost of the plan is $11.99 per month if purchased on the web and $14.99 per month if purchased on iOS or Android.
One of the disadvantages of Meta Verified is that users have to purchase separate plans for Instagram and Facebook, and currently, you can only purchase the web plan for Facebook. This means that if you want to buy Meta Verified for both platforms, you will have to spend $27 per month, which is more expensive than other subscription services like Netflix and Spotify.
To purchase a Meta Verified plan, users must be over 18, have a history of recent activity, such as posts, and have a profile photo that matches the government ID they provide as proof. It is worth noting that Meta will not allow subscribers to change their profile name, username, date of birth, or profile picture without unsubscribing and re-applying.
However, one of the benefits of Meta Verified is that it offers better protection against spoofing, which is a common problem on social media platforms. The subscription also offers improved reach, which could be especially beneficial for users looking to grow their audience on the platform.
It’s also worth noting that Meta is changing the meaning of the blue checkmark on the platform. While it will still be used for important profiles like Twitter, it will also be used for Meta Verified subscribers. This means that the blue badge will no longer be only for public figures and brands, but for anyone who subscribes to the Meta Verified plan.
Overall, I think Meta Verified might be a worthwhile subscription for users looking to improve their social media presence, but the cost might be prohibitive for some users. It is also important to note that the subscription is still in its early stages and there may be changes and improvements in the future.