Meta is releasing a new subscription bundle on Instagram.
The bundle is called “Meta Verified” where users can get a blue checkmark and other features.
After Elon Musk acquired Twitter, he allowed users to get a blue checkmark by subscribing to Twitter Blue.
Meta is copying Twitter’s business model by introducing Meta Verified.
The subscription is only available in selected countries including the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to get Meta Verified on Instagram in any country.
What does Meta Verified mean on Instagram?
Meta Verified on Instagram is a new subscription bundle that comes with multiple features.
This includes impersonation protections, increased visibility/support, and a blue checkmark.
The subscription costs $11.99 USD per month on the web and $14.99 USD per month on iOS and Android.
According to Meta, they introduced the bundle to make it easier for people to establish a presence on Instagram.
To be eligible, you need to meet minimum activity requirements and be at least 18 years old.
You also need to submit a government ID and a selfie video to prove your identity.
How to get Meta Verified on Instagram
To get Meta Verified on Instagram, you need to go to the Accounts Center, select “Meta Verified”, and follow the on-screen instructions to get verified.
The verification process requires you to set up a payment method, provide an ID, and take a selfie video to prove your identity.
Here’s how to get Meta Verified:
- Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
- Menu > Settings > Accounts Center > Meta Verified.
- Select the account that you want to get Meta Verified.
- Next > Add a payment method > Pay now.
- Upload your ID > Take a selfie video > Finish.
Note: Meta Verified is currently only available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand—if you’re living outside of those countries, you need to join the wait list.
After you’ve uploaded your ID and took a selfie video, you need to wait for 48 hours for the verification to complete.
In some cases, it can take longer than 48 hours if there is an overwhelming number of submissions.
If your profile is not verified on the first try and you didn’t attempt to verify it another time, you’ll be refunded.
You can apply again after you’re refunded (if you’re using Apple Pay, this can take up to 60 days).