Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta, has announced that it would be introducing a new verification tool that will allow users to validate their social media accounts.
According to Meta, clients will be able to use government-verified ID cards to validate their accounts.
According to the source, the new premium verification service, Meta verified, would also offer additional features including direct customer support access and security against impersonation by bogus accounts.
“This new functionality aims to improve security and authenticity across all of our services. On the web or on iOS, Meta Verified begins at $11.99 a month. We’ll start rolling out in Australia and New Zealand this week, and we’ll be adding other nations soon, according to the announcement.
Once American billionaire Elon Musk officially took control of Twitter in October 2022, features for paid verification memberships started to become popular.
The standard blue and gold tick verification badges were introduced by the 51-year-old. The gold verification badge is only available to legitimate corporate accounts, whereas the new Twitter feature grants blue verification badges to individual accounts that pay for the service.