Facebook and Instagram Launch 'Meta Verified', a Paid Verification Service for Users

Facebook and Instagram Launch ‘Meta Verified’, a Paid Verification Service for Users

In order to sign up for Meta Verified, users will need to meet certain eligibility requirements. The subscription will only be available to users who are 18 years or older, and Meta will require potential subscribers to share a government-issued ID that matches the profile name and photo on their Facebook or Instagram account. Once verified, users will not be able to change their profile name, username, date of birth, or photo without going through the verification process again.

Meta Verified subscribers will also receive additional perks, such as 100 free stars, a digital currency that can be used to tip creators on Facebook, and access to exclusive stickers for use in Stories and Reels. The subscription will cover both Instagram and Facebook accounts.