How to get started with Meta Verified for Instagram and Facebook
Meta Verified is a subscription service offered by Facebook’s Meta platform that allows individuals or businesses to gain access to verification and additional account protection features on Instagram and Facebook . The service includes a blue checkmark badge indicating that an account has been authenticated with a government ID, proactive account protection, access to direct account support , and more.
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Similar to what Elon Musk has done to Twitter, the subscription fee on Meta Platforms currently starts at $11.99 a month on the web and $14.99 a month on mobile. To get started with Meta Verified, one needs to;
- navigate to the account settings on Instagram or Facebook and
- then click on Accounts Center.
- Once inside the Accounts Center, click the “Meta Verify” option.
- Follow the steps to complete the verification process, which may involve:
- Verifying your business details
- Paying a subscription fee (currently $14.99/month on iOS and Android, or $11.99/month on the web)
- Configuring Webhooks (useful in some in some use cases)
After completing the verification process, you will be able to use features such as the ability to monetize your content and access to additional business tools.
Benefits of Meta Verified
- Verified badge: One of the main benefits of Meta Verified is that it provides a blue verification badge on the user’s account, which lets their audience know that they are who they say they are.
- Protection from impersonation: Meta Verified offers protection from impersonation by preventing others from using the user’s name or profile picture in a way that misleads or confuses people.
- Access to support: Users who are verified on Facebook or Instagram can access customer service support through the Meta Verified program.
- Increased visibility: Meta Verified can help users increase their visibility on these social media platforms, especially in sections like search, comments, and feeds.
- Exclusive features: Meta Verified users can access exclusive features like stickers and stars, depending on their account type.
- Eligibility for future programs: Being verified may make users eligible for new or upcoming features and programs that are only available to verified accounts.
It is worth noting that verification on Meta is not guaranteed and the process can take some time. Additionally, not all accounts are eligible for verification.
More Information ℹ
- Elon Musk projects that Twitter will verify accounts with different color stamps manually
- The cost of Twitter Blue and how to apply for Twitter verification