Twitter Tests Adding Labels to Accounts with Verified Phone Numbers

Twitter already distinguishes verified accounts with a blue tick, and it may soon add a new label that would say that a phone number connected to the account has also been confirmed. Look at the specifics.


The suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on Jan. 8, 2021, in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Twitter to Get Verified Phone Number Labels

If the account owners of those accounts have verified their phone numbers, Twitter will add a “verified phone number” badge to those accounts, as suggested by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong. There will be a little, grey label above the “Followers” and “Following” options that will say this.

Twitter encourages users to link their phone numbers and email addresses to their accounts to give them more credibility. Since automated accounts do exist, it also added a label for them so that people can distinguish between the good bots and avoid confusion. Additionally, recovering your account in the event that you forget your password or someone tries to access it without your permission is considerably simpler.

The mobile number and email ID must already be verified on verified Twitter accounts. Data breaches may occur as a result of this process, which assures that Twitter accounts are being used by the most “real” people.

For those who are unaware, Twitter recently acknowledged that a hacker had gained access to and disclosed 5.4 million accounts’ names, phone numbers, and even email addresses. Many famous people’s accounts were compromised for bitcoin scams back in 2020, including that of former US President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and others. There are a ton more, too!

The introduction of this new phone number designation for all Twitter users is still to be determined, as is when. Twitter is also trial with showing a tweet’s view count, as Wong once more noticed.

Although this functionality can already be accessed through the analytics section, accessing it may be made simpler by its placement directly beneath a tweet. There is no information on whether this will be viewable to everyone or just the individual who tweeted it.

What do you think of the tests for the new Twitter features? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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