Meta Launching Paid Verified Accounts For Facebook, Instagram

  • Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg is taking a page from Elon Musk: The social giant is rolling out “Meta Verified,” a subscription service for Instagram and Facebook users that includes a verified blue check-mark badge and other perks.
  • Meta Verified starts at $11.99/month on the web or $14.99/month on Apple’s iOS. The company will launch the service in Australia and New Zealand this week with more countries “soon,” Zuckerberg, Meta’s chairman and CEO, said in announcing the plans Sunday.