Facebook And Instagram Launch Paid Verification In US

The Hill reports:

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, officially launched its paid “verified” subscription service for its social media platforms in the United States on Friday, similar to Twitter’s own service. Elon Musk created a paid subscription service for Twitter users in October. He tweaked the service a few times, but the current iteration of Twitter Blue provides users with a verification checkmark through paying $8 per month.

From Meta’s announcement:

Get started with the verification process. Activate your Meta Verified subscription for $14.99 USD/month (iOS/Android) or $11.99 USD/month on the web. It is currently available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand for people 18 years or older and is not yet available in all places or for businesses. To use Meta Verified on both Instagram and Facebook, you must subscribe on each app separately.