Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced on Sunday that it will be testing out a monthly subscription service that allows users to verify their accounts. The move is aimed at “increasing authenticity and security across our services,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post announcing the news.
It will allow users to verify their accounts using a government ID. In return, users will gain a verified blue badge, direct access to customer support, and “extra impersonation protection against accounts claiming to be you,” according to Zuckerberg. Meta Verified will be priced at $11.99 a month for web users and $14.99 a month on iOS.
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This verification service actually verifies the user’s identity.
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