Meta Verified is a subscription service that makes it easy for people to gain access to the blue check badge on Instagram and Facebook. You know the one? That ever-elusive blue check that confirms that yes, you are a certified user on the platform.
Just recently, Meta Verified was launched in the UK. And now, push notifications have been introduced to some users that lets them know when the verification is available to purchase.
What Is Meta Verified?
Creators that are on Facebook and Instagram may have the option to confirm their profile and subscribe to the service.
The subscription, although it’s currently only available to individuals and not brands, is priced at £9.99 per month for the web service. For use on iOS and Android phones, the service costs £11.99 per month. As of its launch, the service is limited only to individuals that are of and over the age of 18.
Though the original verified badge and the Meta Verified badge are the same in their appearance, the original verification badge can still be obtained by notable accounts. Notable figures, celebrities, household names, for instance.
A Bundle of Benefits
If you choose to subscribe to Meta Verified, there’s a bundle of benefits included for users which includes:
- Account verification – the Meta Verified blue check badge.
- Protection against impersonation accounts with active monitoring.
- Access to exclusive stickers for use in your Instagram or Facebook stories or messages.
- Increased reach.
- Access to account support that isn’t just automated but offered by human agents.
How To Get Meta Verified
To get that coveted blue check on Instagram, you first have to register your interest by joining the waitlist on the official Meta Verified website. A notification will be sent to you when you’re at the front of the waitlist. You have to sign up via your account settings.
Aside from the eligibility – having an individual account and being at least 18 years old – your account has to meet certain conditions to actually qualify for Meta Verified. Your account must be using your full, real name as well as a profile picture featuring the real you. In order to cross-examine this data, Meta will ask you to provide a form of identification.
You also need to post actively because as a Meta Verified user, you need to meet a specific threshold when it comes to posting.
Is The Subscription Worth It?
Honestly, there isn’t a yes or no answer to this. It is very dependent upon each person and their reason for choosing to pay for this service. Unfortunately, it’s not yet available for those with business accounts who may benefit most from a service such as this.
Meta is just one of the latest social platforms to launch a subscription service, following on from Twitter Blue, Snapchat+, Reddit premium, and even YouTube premium.
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