San Francisco: Users of the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram have expressed dismay over the company’s launch of a subscription option.
According to news agencies, Meta has introduced a subscription option to Facebook and Instagram for removing advertisements, which requires users to pay a fee. Users in the European Union have reacted strongly to the launch of this service which is introduced without keeping in view EU regulations.
Following the introduction of this new subscription option on both platforms, Facebook and Instagram users will now have to decide whether they want in-app advertisements or prefer to browse without ads. On the other hand, users, while expressing anger, have warned Meta about deleting their accounts rather than paying for ads.
According to sources providing technology news, the monthly fee for a subscription package to remove ads is $10.57 for web users, while iOS and Android platform users will have to pay $13.75. In response to this decision, one user asked, “Who will pay this fee?” Another user, while expressing his feelings, simply said, “Goodbye.”
Other users have also expressed their anger, saying that Mark Zuckerberg is now following in Elon Musk’s footsteps for the sake of making more money.