LinkedIn today announced partnership with CLEAR to improve digital safety and trust of 200 million LinkedIn users in the US. LinkedIn users in the US can now verify their identity with CLEAR for free. Once verified, a visible indicator will be added to the user’s profile. This new feature will offer additional comfort for users and organizations that the people they find on LinkedIn are real and represented authentically.
Starting this month, LinkedIn US users can use their government-issued ID and a selfie for verification. Existing CLEAR users will simply be prompted to snap a selfie to verify their LinkedIn account.
Here’s how the feature works:
- Select “Verify Now” on your LinkedIn profile.
- Go through a few easy steps to verify your identity, Powered by CLEAR. Use your CLEAR identity to verify by snapping a selfie, or enroll by adding your government-issued I.D.
- Consent to share your data with LinkedIn.
- If the data matches your LinkedIn information, the verification will be displayed on your profile.
“At LinkedIn, we are investing in verification and making it free to all of our members. We know authenticity matters and we want the people, companies, and jobs you engage in everyday to be real and trusted,” said Oscar Rodriguez, LinkedIn Head of Trust and Privacy.
“Identity is foundational to building trust online. CLEAR and LinkedIn are partnering to enhance trust on LinkedIn’s platevery dayoffering users a free, simple way to protect themselves and others,” said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CEO of CLEAR. “Ensuring authentic digital interactions helps protect real people.”