Twitter is testing a new profile badge for people who have verified their phone numbers, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The company confirmed on Tuesday that it is conducting this experiment to “allow people to add context to their accounts.”
This could be used to ensure that a user who has the phone verification badge is not a bot. According to the company, this is one of the ways it assists people in finding credible information and provides more information about various types of accounts. It went on to say that verification is only one step in the process, and that it is currently only testing phone number verification with an opt-in setting. The company did not specify how widespread the test is or who will see the badge.