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Over the past few weeks, Twitter has managed to stay in the spotlight for a variety of reasons. Despite the Elon Musk vs Twitter battle, developers are working on introducing new features. As it turns out, social media may soon bring a “verified phone number” tag to the phone numbers of verified user profiles.
According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter may soon display a small label or label that says ‘verified phone number.’
The researcher also revealed that Twitter may soon show the “view count” for each Tweet. But it is still not clear whether it will be visible only to the author or to everyone.
Twitter is working on verified… phone number label on profile pic.twitter.com/H4gJGaNHQT
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 19, 2022
Interestingly, Twitter allows users to associate up to 10 accounts with one phone number. Developers can also now flag automated accounts to let users know if a post was automated or if a human was behind it.
Looks like Twitter wants users to verify their phone numbers as well as email IDs. However, that might not be a good idea after a recent report from BleepingComputer revealed that a hacker allegedly sold the Twitter account data of over 5.4 million users for as little as $30,000. Fortunately, Twitter has patched the security hole and said it will soon notify those affected by the leak.
Recently, Twitter came under fire after voting rights experts said social media was not doing enough to combat misinformation during the midterm elections.
In other news, in the Twitter vs. Elon Musk case, Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick ruled that Twitter would only have to hand over the data of one bot controller, who happens to be the company’s fired former product chief.