According to The New York Times (£), Meta is reportedly considering offering paid versions of Facebook and Instagram to users in the European Union. These versions would not include advertisements, which rely on analysing users' data. The move is a response to regulatory scrutiny and could help Meta fend off privacy concerns from EU regulators. It remains unclear how much the paid versions would cost or when they might be rolled out. If the reports are accurate, Meta will offer its ad-free subscription versions alongside the traditional free versions of both apps.
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