In recent months, Instagram has redoubled its efforts to develop new features to help it gain ground in the competition it has against TikTok and other digital platforms that have recently gained popularity.
Within the framework of this initiative, Meta’s social network is working on a ‘Shared Story’ option that will give users the ability to share ‘stories’ that were built with other profiles. However, this new type of content would be published in a similar way to Instagram Collabs.
It is worth remembering that for the second semester of 2021, Instagram released this publication system, which made it possible share the content of the ‘feed’ and ‘reels’ with another userin this way two accounts can expose a single publication in their profiles.
But now the social platform is interested in optimizing a function that operates in a similar way and that is especially dedicated to the Stories section.
According to Alessandro Paluzzi, an expert in reverse engineering, Meta has already introduced a new button that replaces the Best Friends button and offers the option to create shared stories.
Similarly, it is worth remembering that this functionality already exists in Snapchat since May of last yeara tool that extends Custom Stories and allows you to expand the reach of posts and the size of the community.
Everything you need to know about the new paid subscription on Facebook and Instagram
Meta has started testing its new subscription service, which will allow users to verify their Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as gain visibility.
Meta Verified is the name given to the new paid subscription service prepared by the Facebook and Instagram matrix for both social networks. The technology company confirmed this weekend that it will include additional benefits and functions for content creators.
Its main proposal is account verification, which, unlike what Twitter offers, will require an official identity document to verify the identity of the user. This, however, will be limited at first to the real name.
Once the profile has been verified, the user will not be able to modify data such as the name or the usernamethe date of birth or the profile photo, since, in the event of changing any of these data, the account would have to be verified again.
The subscription also requires minimum conditions for users who want to join it upon payment, such as being 18 years old,The image of the official document matches that of the social network profile and have a recent history of publications.
Regarding the blue badge that will indicate that the account has been verified, at first both the subscribed and non-subscribed account will share the same badge, but over time the company will incorporate the follower count in more places on legacy verified accounts to differentiate them from paid accounts.
This paid subscription will begin to be tested on a limited group of users, but it is not the first subscription proposal offered by Meta, focused on offering exclusive content to followers.
How much will the ‘Meta Verified’ service cost?
According to what Kurt Wagner, a journalist recognized for filtering news from the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, revealed, the new service is designed for both social networks and the Facebook and Instagram plan. In addition, he indicated that he would have a price of $11.99 ($58,880) per month and those who subscribe from iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) should pay a fee of $14.99 per month, about 73,613 Colombian pesos.
So the cost of the subscription would have a value that exceeds by a considerable difference the rate currently handled by Twitter Blue, whose value is $8 per month.
When does the new payment plan start?
This new paid subscription service would initially be present for users in Australia and New Zealand, according to Zuckerberg it would later be extended to other countries. However, the CEO of Meta did not confirm which other nations the service would reach and neither did it establish the dates on which this novelty would be enabled..
*With information from Europa Press