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App researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered this new feature that is aimed at bringing more authenticity and much-needed credibility to the platform.
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This comes at a time when Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken Twitter to court over the alleged unaccounted presence of bots on its platform after cancelling the $44 billion takeover deal.
"Twitter is working on verified phone number label on profile," she posted on Saturday.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a meeting. File photo
"I'm guessing it's related to civic integrity, so visible to everyone?" she added.
The new tool can also be useful for verified businesses with customer service.
The company will also provide an opt-out option for those who do not have this tag on their mobile numbers.
The "blue tick" accounts already require to have a verified phone number or email address attached.
The new feature will link phone numbers to users' accounts and display the status with a verified tag.
Wong also said that Twitter is working on showing 'Tweet view count'.
"It's unsure whether it will be visible to the author only or everyone," she said.
Twitter will also soon let users know if an embedded tweet has been edited, or whether there is a new version of the tweet.
Wong earlier discovered that Twitter is working on a new feature that may be part of its broad upcoming Edit tool.
Indo-Asian News Service
Musk is expected to complete a $44-billion takeover of Twitter by the end of the month. If he fails to do so, a trial for a breach-of-contract suit in the on-again-off-again deal will take place in November.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted the news, which followed a weekend of Musk tweets suggesting possible changes to Twitter, including making the site ad-free. Nearly 90% of Twitter's 2021 revenue came from ads.
The outspoken Tesla CEO, the world’s wealthiest person, has said he wants to buy Twitter because he thinks it’s not living up to its potential as a platform for "free speech.”
Agrawal took over from Jack Dorsey in November 2021. After Musk bought twitter for nearly $44 billion, Agrawal reportedly told employees at a town hall meeting that the future of the micro-blogging platform is now "uncertain".
Apple has set September 22, 2023, to deliver the iPhone 15 to pre-order holders in the UAE and a number of selected countries around the world.
Controversial media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned as chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp marking the end of an over 70-year career during which he built a business empire stretching from Australia to the US.
The announcement came hours after Canada's high commission in India said it would temporarily "adjust" staff presence in the country after some diplomats received threats on social media platforms.
Abu Dhabi Family, Civil and Administrative Cases Court obligated a person to pay Dhs10,000 to another who threatened him verbally, causing him material and moral damages.