Google+ started a new social networking service -- celebrity verification.
It's difficult to find out if the celebrity you are talking with is actually the person he or she claims to be. However, Google+ has started celebrity verification to alleviate this situation through the addition of verified Google+ profiles.
We’re starting to roll out verification badges on profiles so you can be sure the person you’re adding to a circle is who they claim to be, Google+ team member Wen-Ai Yu said in a recent company blog.
However, the feature is also rolling out to a variety of users, not confining verified accounts to the rich and famous. In other words, the popular Google+ users might also be asked to verify their profiles soon.
For now, we're focused on verifying public figures, celebrities, and people who have been added to a large number of Circles, Wen-Ai Yu said on the blog. But keep in mind that this is just the beginning. We're working on expanding this to include more people in the future, so hang tight!
When a Google+ user visits a celebrity or public figure, a verification badge, which looks like a gray checkmark, next to their profile name will appear. Hovering over it with a cursor will display the message verified name.
Beside the verification process, Google requires the users to use their real name instead of a pseudonym or false name. Otherwise the user will be given a four-day countdown to expulsion from the service.
During this period, you can continue to use Google+ as usual, Google+ product manager Saurabh Sharma said on the blog. We're hoping that most affected users will be able to quickly change their profile name while continuing to enjoy all that Google+ has to offer.