The professional networking platform LinkedIn, has rolled at an exciting new feature that will eliminate fake profiles and fake job postings. Indian users who have a valid Aadhaar number and an Indian phone number will now be able to verify themselves through the ID verification feature.
Hyperverge, a third party identity verification service that leverages DigiLocker – a digital wallet for government IDs including Aadhaar, has developed this system within two months after LinkedIn initiated a similar ID verification for its users in the US, which was performed by a third-party identity verification service, CLEAR.
Ashutosh Gupta, Country Manager at LinkedIn India said on Wednesday that the new identity verification feature will help build trust with your professional community. The LinkedIn verification process is free for all eligible members in India. This enables users to prove their authenticity and enhances their chances of finding valuable and genuine professional opportunities on the platform.
The blog post further revealed the six-step process to get the verification on LinkedIn in India.
- V: Visit the “About this profile” section on your LinkedIn profile and click on “Verify with Aadhaar” to start the verification process.
- E: Enter your Aadhaar number on the Digilocker screen.
- R: Receive a One-Time Password (OTP) on your registered mobile number.
- I: Instant verification process will be carried out by Hyperverge using DigiLocker. If you don’t have a DigiLocker account, it will also create an account for you automatically. one will be created for you automatically.
- F: Further, you will have to complete a liveness check by taking a selfie to match your face with the photo on your Aadhaar card.
- Y: Click on “Yes, Share with LinkedIn” to add the verification to your LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn has pointed out that users can complete the verification process again by starting from step 1 or visiting the Help section of the platform for further assistance, if in any case users are unable to attempt verification on their first try.