Facebook and Instagram expand ‘Meta Verified’ paid verification subscription to users in the UK
Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, is today expanding its paid verification subscription ‘Meta Verified’ to users in the UK, allowing subscribers to show the platform’s blue verification checkmark on their profile for a monthly fee.
The service, which is slowly rolling out beginning today, will offer subscribers priority customer support, prioritization in comments, exclusive stickers to be used in Stories, and more.
Users who joined the Meta Verified waiting list are now beginning to receive notifications inviting them to join the service, with a full UK rollout planned to be completed in the coming weeks, according to the BBC.
Meta’s new paid verification subscription is launching in the footsteps of rival Twitter’s new Twitter Blue subscription, which also allows users to pay to show a blue verification checkmark on their profile.
Unlike Twitter’s paid-for verification badge, Meta Verified is only available to accounts representing people and not businesses.
Subscribers to Meta Verified must be at least 18 years old and submit a government ID to qualify.
Pricing for Meta Verified in the UK is yet to be confirmed. In the US, Meta Verified costs $14.99 USD/month (iOS/Android) or $11.99 USD/month on the web.