Instagram, the video-and-app service owned by Facebook parent company Meta, could be the next social media platform that tries out paid verification, according to a new rumor.
Code snippets suggest Instagram is working on a subscription plan that includes a blue badge, tweeted app developer and tech leaker Alessandro Paluzzi. He noted that there are only a few references to paid verification, and hasn’t been integrated into the app enough to be worth posting any screenshots of the code. Aside from the color, we don’t know what a paid verification badge would look like.
Paluzzi has previously unearthed other potential features hidden in Instagram’s code, like testing songs auto-playing on your profile (a la Myspace) and copying BeReal’s daily candid photo prompts.
Meta did not return a request for comment by time of publication.
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