Twitter is reportedly testing a characteristic that enables subscribers to submit authorities ID to have their profiles verified on the platform. Evaluation of the Android model of the app reveals the corporate is engaged on the flexibility to submit photos of the entrance and rear sides of a doc proving a consumer’s id, together with a selfie, in accordance a report. The microblogging platform is but to announce any plans to launch such a characteristic, which is predicted to make its solution to Twitter Blue subscribers.
AI-based app evaluation and insights agency Watchful.ai noticed a brand new verification course of for customers who’ve subscribed to Twitter Blue, that includes submitting authorities ID and a picture of the consumer to the corporate. Particulars of the characteristic had been not too long ago found on the Twitter app for Android telephones, based on the agency, which informed the publication that the characteristic is likely to be in testing within the US.
Screenshots of the characteristic, shared with TechCrunch by Watchful.ai, present the Early Entry part within the Twitter Blue settings app comprises a brand new ID Verification choice. The brand new characteristic is proven together with different choices reminiscent of the flexibility to edit tweets, use NFTs as profile footage, add longer and full-HD movies, and the flexibility to undo tweets.
In line with one other screenshot of the purported characteristic, Twitter shows a pop-up card informing customers that they might want to submit the entrance and rear sides of their authorities ID, together with a selfie. The method takes three minutes, the textual content on the screenshot signifies.
As beforehand talked about, there isn’t any phrase from Twitter on whether or not the corporate plans to launch such a characteristic quickly. Utilizing authorities ID for verification may assist minimize down on spam and impersonation on the platform — the corporate at the moment calls for a verified cellphone quantity and financial institution card info whereas verifying customers. Nonetheless, the advantages of ID-based verification is likely to be restricted, as the screenshots point out that the characteristic may stay unique to Twitter Blue subscribers.
In India, Twitter Blue is priced at Rs. 900 monthly, and Rs. 9,400 for the annual choice — these costs are for customers who join through the Twitter software. The corporate additionally offers cheaper plans through the Net interface which might be priced at Rs. 650 monthly, or Rs. 6,800 per 12 months. There is not any phrase on whether or not the ID-based verification characteristic will probably be launched within the US, and make its solution to different areas, together with India.