Twitter testing new verification process for Blue users - Details
The verification process will require submitting a photo of the users' ID, both front and back, combined with a selfie photo,
Twitter Blue Tick: Twitter has been experimenting with a lot of things of late. It is now being reported that the Micro-blogging platform is reportedly testing a new verification process for its Blue subscribers. As part of the verification process, users will be asked to submit a government ID.
The new verifications process to authenticate Twitter accounts is revealed through code-level insights uncovered by the product intelligence firm Watchful.ai, reports TechCrunch. The verification process will require submitting a photo of the users' ID, both front and back, combined with a selfie photo,
However, there is no confirmation on whether the feature is being tested externally or not
According to the report, the feature is being tested in the United States, where it was found in the Android version of the Twitter application.
Adding a photo ID and selfie requirement to Blue's verification process would help to fight against impersonation.
Users are advised by the micro-blogging platform that the new verification process will take roughly three minutes to complete and that their photos and personal information will be shared with a third party to verify their identity.
This means that the platform is partnering with a company to handle the authentication process rather than managing it directly, the report said.
Last month after rolling out Twitter Blue with a verification service in India that starts from Rs 650 a month, CEO Elon Musk had reiterated that all legacy Blue badges would be removed soon.
With IANS input
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