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Facebook, Instagram Users in U.S. Can Pay for a Verified Blue Check Mark

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March 17, 2023 at 13:57
‘Meta Verified’ subscribers can get a blue check mark on Facebook or Instagram for a monthly fee if they provide government identification. PHOTO: DAVID PAUL MORRIS/BLOOMBERG
‘Meta Verified’ subscribers can get a blue check mark on Facebook or Instagram for a monthly fee if they provide government identification. PHOTO: DAVID PAUL MORRIS/BLOOMBERG

‘Meta Verified’ subscription service also offers direct access to customer support

Adults in the U.S. can soon have a blue check mark on Facebook META -3.40%decrease; red down pointing triangle and Instagram—as long as they pay and show identification. 

Meta Platforms Inc., which owns Facebook and Instagram, said Friday it is rolling out its verified subscription service in the U.S. after testing it in Australia and New Zealand last month. 

The service, called “Meta Verified,” costs $11.99 a month for Facebook accounts that sign up from a web browser and $14.99 a month through the Facebook or Instagram mobile apps, the company said.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced the rollout on his Instagram Stories and invited users to join a wait list.

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