Mark Zuckerberg Puts Up Major Restrictions Before The Launch Of His Meta Verified

Meta’s Zuckerberg is now making sure his every step is carefully planned before being executed.

This decision appears to come at a time when we see the troubles that Twitter’s CEO Elon Musk continues to face. Hence, when it came down to the guardrails of Meta Verified, Zuckerberg made no compromises.

He feels this is necessary to ensure a smooth sailing launch. The news comes as he spoke about plans for a subscription that is all set for launch in places like New Zealand and even Australia. This would arise in the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, those paying for Meta Verified are not going to get the chance to alter their respective profile names, pictures, birthdays, or usernames. The company hopes to block out these types of efforts. But at the same time, it mentioned how if a user wants a change to any of these things, they can unsubscribe again and then send out an application.

During this time, it’s confirmed how Meta Verified would only be showing support for the likes of your actual name on the profile. After that gets verified, you cannot change the image, the username, and the birthdate or image on the profile without passing through the app’s subscription.

A spokesperson for the company mentioned that Meta is really working hard on enabling a fast-follow offering. This allows users to make changes to any of the following via a process of verification. Hence, this means it won’t be canceling such a subscription.

Other guidelines needed for subscription are a user that’s above the age of 18, having the two-factor authentication enabled, and submitting a government ID that coordinates with pictures on Facebook or the Instagram app. Similarly, users would be required to take part in minimal activity requirements like posting on a post from the past. The firm adds how it would go on to publish some more nitty-gritty details whenever the option for paid plans gets available by this week.

Meta even highlighted some interesting notes on the plan for a verification badge. It claims this blue badge would appear just like how it should and focus on likes of authenticity. Similarly, it hopes to put the follower count on display pertaining to those having the legacy verified version. Hence, viewers would be easily able to differentiate them from the usual accounts.

So if you have two accounts having similar names, you get to see follower counts of the legacy verified one whenever you are checking the search. For now, it’s not clear how simple it is to search for average users that might be glaring over the surface and screens with ease.

Similarly, users might not be able to check follower counts after seeing posts and that is what could end up causing more confusion. Similar was the case with Twitter. We saw it adding some guardrails later to protect against impersonation but even that did not help in searching for loopholes across the system.

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