Twitter has been in the news often over the past several weeks for a variety of factors. Despite the conflict between Twitter and Elon Musk, engineers are striving to add new features. It turns out that the phone numbers of verified user accounts on social media might soon include the label “verified phone number.”
A little label or tag that reads “confirmed phone number” may soon appear on Twitter, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. Only users who have a blue check next to their name can see the tag, which will be located under their user profile.
Interesting to note is that Twitter users may link up to 10 accounts to a single phone number. Developers may now designate automated accounts so users can tell whether a message was made by an automated system or a person.
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It appears like Twitter wants users to confirm their phone numbers and email addresses. But this might not be a smart idea given that a hacker is selling the Twitter account information of more than 5.4 million users for only $30,000, according to a recent revelation by BleepingComputer. Thank goodness, Twitter has closed the security gap and has promised to quickly notify people whose information was compromised.
Voting rights experts recently criticized Twitter for not doing enough to combat false information during the midterm elections. As a result, Twitter came under pressure.
In other headlines, Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick decided that Twitter will only have to turn over the data of one bot checker, who just so happens to be the company’s ousted former product chief, in the Twitter vs. Elon Musk lawsuit.