Meta Platforms has introduced a new way for people in Europe to use Facebook and Instagram without annoying ads. This means if you don’t like seeing ads on your social media, you can pay a monthly fee and enjoy an ad-free experience. Starting from next month, users in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland can choose to pay for this ad-free subscription. This is a big change for Facebook and Instagram, and it’s happening because of rules in Europe.
If you decide not to pay, don’t worry. Facebook and Instagram will still be available for free, but you will continue to see ads in your feeds. The subscription plan costs EUR 9.99 per month if you use it on the Web and EUR 12.99 per month if you use it on iOS and Android devices. These prices include extra fees from companies like Apple and Google.
However, there are a few rules. From report, Only people who are 18 years old or older in Europe can subscribe to this ad-free service. Also, this subscription plan applies to all the Facebook and Instagram accounts you have linked together until March 1, 2024. After that date, if you have extra accounts linked, you’ll need to pay an additional EUR 6 per month on the Web and EUR 8 per month on iOS and Android for each extra account.
Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, is doing this to follow the new rules in Europe. These rules are called the Digital Markets Act and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Meta respects these rules and wants to make sure they follow them. But if you don’t want to pay, don’t worry—Meta will still let you use their apps for free with ads.
This new subscription plan also means that using Facebook and Instagram without ads could be cheaper than a similar service offered by another company called X. X offers a subscription service called Premium+ (previously known as Twitter Blue) that costs $16 per month and removes ads from their platform, just like Meta’s new plan does. However, Meta’s plan might be a better deal for some people because it’s more economical. The basic version of X is cheaper at $3 per month, but it still shows ads and doesn’t offer an ad-free experience. Did you read it meta competitors