LinkedIn has deployed a more contemporary method of verification to its users. Being a global professional platform, it has introduced three different ways to verify the authenticity of a person’s identity and place of work.
The new techniques soared because users could identify legit LinkedIn profiles and curb the usage of fake accounts. To achieve this, LinkedIn introduced an option for users to verify their workplace with their company’s email. For further confirmation, users need to enter a 6-digit verification code sent to their company email address and once that is completed, it will be included in the new verification section along with other verification the user has done.
This current verification method was developed In partnership with Microsoft’s Entra Verified ID service and identity verification operator CLEAR. The LinkedIn coalition with CLEAR will enable users to get a badge as proof that their accounts have been verified with the security company and also stated that the verification process is free.
Therefore, it urges users to do their account verification by providing their required details, which include the user’s valid phone number and a US government-issued ID to get confirmed with CLEAR.
In line with comments from the Vice President of Product Management at LinkedIn, he stated new features will help boost users’ confidence in who they will be connecting to and the content they come across, which will be trusted and authentic.
However, these new features will only be made available for US LinkedIn members, but it will be an excellent strategy to tackle social media vices. The early reports from the LinkedIn community detected over 21 million bogus accounts and deleted them between January 1st and June 30th of 2022, even though the platform had built up a network to defend its website from fake accounts.
Therefore, the new verification method put in place will help to recognize verified and legit persons and companies users could work with.
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