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Facebook-Instagram users to be charged $11.99 monthly fee for verified accounts: Zuckerberg

ISLAMABAD: Facebook and Instagram are launching a paid monthly subscription of $11.99 from the users of the social media platforms.

CEO Meta, mother organization of Facebook and Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg
said that a monthly fee will be charged to verify the accounts of the users.

The paid users will get a blue tick, extra protection, and will be allowed
to access direct customer support, Zuckerberg said.

Mark Zuckerberg’s decision seems to be an inspiration by Twitter which has
already rolled out a monthly subscription for the users of the platform.

Facebook and Instagram verification processes will be initiated from
Australia and New Zealand. Later on, it will be extended to other countries,
Zuckerberg added.

“This new feature is about increasing authenticity and security across our
services,” he said.

He further said that already verified Facebook and Instagram accounts will
not be changed and only adult users, over 18, will be allowed to subscribe.

Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement comes at a time when the famous social media
networks _ Facebook and Instagram _ are facing financial difficulties.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.


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