Musk calls it “inevitable” as Meta introduces paid Instagram and Facebook verification
San Francisco, (IANS) Monday, in response to Meta’s introduction of the new paid verification for Facebook and Instagram, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said it was “inevitable.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has copied Twitter by charging $12 per month to get verified and receive a blue badge, according to the news website Disclose.tv.
On Sunday, Meta said that it is trying paid Instagram and Facebook verification for a monthly fee of $11.99 for the web and $14.99 for mobile.
So @elonmusk basically put an end to the old world of verification and badges online forever, wrote Musk consultant and former Twitter executive Sriram Krishnan in a tweet.
“The outdated verification method is awful. Incessant favor-trading, corruption, individuals paying for unrelated news coverage to be confirmed, dissatisfied clients, and unequal implementation are all problems. This is much cleaner and better “Added Krishnan.
“Absolutely,” Musk replied in response.
On the CEO of Twitter’s post, several users commented.
Yet one user claimed, “At this point, Facebook is a useless wasteland. I simply keep my account so I can occasionally obtain a snapshot memory. It would be preferable for you to burn that $12 each month.”
Verification will just become another business expense that your accountant may write, like office supplies and coffee, said another.