If you love using Facebook and Instagram, you might need to start paying to use them. Meta, the company that owns these social media platforms, is thinking about charging users a monthly fee. This means you would have to pay every month to use Facebook and Instagram. They are planning to do this in the European Union (EU) to offer a version of these apps without ads on mobile phones, to follow privacy rules.
Why Meta Is Doing This
Meta wants to change how it uses your information to show you ads. They are trying to follow privacy rules better. So, instead of showing you personalized ads, they might ask you to pay a fee every month to use Facebook and Instagram without ads.
How Much You Might Have to Pay
In the EU, Meta is thinking about charging users 13 euros (around Rs 1,130) per month for ad-free Facebook and Instagram on mobile phones. If you use these apps on a computer, it could be 10 euros (around Rs 870). If you want to use more than one account, you might need to pay 6 euros (around Rs 520) for each extra account.
Who Gets This Offer
Meta is talking to privacy officials in Belgium and Ireland about offering this “Subscription No Ad” plan to users in the EU. But if you’re in the United States or some other places, you might not get this ad-free option anytime soon.