Published: Apr 16, 2023
by Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead
In Small Business News
LinkedIn has announced multiple new ways for users to verify their identity, work email addresses and places of work.
LinkedIn has partnered with both Microsoft Entra and CLEAR – two of the pre-eminent digital identity verification technologies – to help ensure LinkedIn remains a source of trusted and verified information. The new verification methods are free to use, with CLEAR for verifying identities and Microsoft Entra for verifying work places.
LinkedIn first offered new verification options to boost authenticity last year, introducing profile features that helped verify identities as well as detect and remove fake accounts.
Now these three new verification methods will take the authenticity of the platform to the next level. As well as being able to verify your identity and work place through CLEAR and Microsoft Entra, you will also be able to verify your work email address.
The Vice President of Product Management at LinkedIn, Oscar Rodriguez, explained the importance of authenticity in a statement on the LinkedIn news website, saying: “Authenticity matters. On LinkedIn, when you show that you’re the real you, you’ll have an even greater chance of finding the professional opportunities that matter to you and your community.”
Rodriguez also said that LinkedIn believes that verification should be for everyone, which is why every feature will be available and free to all LinkedIn members.
Rodriguez added: “While all LinkedIn members globally won’t have access to these verification options immediately, we will expand availability and ways for you to participate over time. We’ll keep you updated as we continue rolling out more features like these.”
The work email verification is currently limited as companies need to be included in the work email verification program in order for LinkedIn to be able to verify the emails. There are currently only 4,000 companies whose work emails can be verified, but more and more will become eligible over time.
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We live in a digital world and we rely on the internet for most of our tasks. Social media platforms, such asLinkedIn, have become a reliable source of information, especially when looking for a job. With the rise of online scams, it is important to ensure that the information we rely on is accurate, and LinkedIn has just announcedseveral new service features to help verify user information.
The new verification system allows users to confirm their identity by uploading a picture of a government-issued ID or submitting a selfie or a video of themselves. This is designed to make sure that the user is who they say they are, as well as preventing scams and fake accounts.
In addition to this, users have the ability to verify certain aspects of their profile such as their employment, education, or qualifications. This serves as a way to reassure employers that the information is valid and trustworthy. Users can also set up notifications so that they are alerted when changes to their profile have been made.
All of these features should make it easier for employers to find high-quality candidates and make sure that the information they are using is accurate. It should also make it easier for users to connect with potential jobs and stand out from the competition. In addition to that, users will be able to better protect their online identities, as well as the information they are sharing.
Overall, these new features should help to improve the reliability of the information available on LinkedIn. Users are now able to verify their identity, their profile, and receive notifications when changes have been made, helping to ensure that the quality of their profile and data remain as high as possible.