Google+ Unleashes Verified Profiles

The Google+ team has announced that the social network now has verification badges, to be used for public figures and celebrities, but also by power users who have been added to a large amount of circles. TechCrunch reports that the badges are rolling out to users right now. The badge is just a grey ? tag that expands on rollover to “? verified name” on users’ profiles.

The social network’s policy on real names hasn’t changed yet, resulting in some curious situations. As of August 20th Violet Blue was still dealing with Google+’s assertion that she wasn’t using her real name, but as of today (August 22nd) she has a verified check.

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