Meta Launching Ad-Free Paid Version Of Facebook, Instagram In Europe

Would you pay extra for a version of Facebook or Instagram without the ads?  European users will soon be getting the chance. Meta has announced a new paid ad-free version of both platforms, which will be rolled out in Europe starting in November.

The subscription will cost 10 euros (about $10.50) for desktop or 13 euros ($13.75) for mobile devices. The move isn’t just about money – it’s also a way for Meta to sidestep the EU’s strict data privacy rules, which require users to give consent before being shown ads. No plans to bring the paid ad-free tier to the U.S. have been announced – for now, at least.

Would you pay to use Facebook or Instagram without ads?  Would you pay for *any* social media platform?

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