New paid verification subscription service for Instagram and Facebook

Meta is launching a new paid verification subscription service for Facebook and Instagram users called Meta Verified, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The service will cost $11.99 (£9.96) per month on the web and $14.99 (£12.45) per month on iOS and will allow users to submit their government ID to receive a blue verification badge.

The service will launch first in Australia and New Zealand before rolling out to other countries.

The new subscription service is similar to Twitter's Twitter Blue, which also offers users verification badges for a monthly fee.

To qualify for Meta Verified, users must be at least 18 years old, meet minimum account activity requirements, and submit a government ID that matches their profile name and photo.