Google+ Marks Celebrity Profiles with Verification Badges

Internet search giant Google Inc.’s latest social networking venture Google+ is offering verified badges for public figures, network power users and celebrities with a significant amount of followers.

The move, according to the company, has been taken in order to make sure the profiles of celebrity and public figures are genuine and authenticated.

"When you visit the profile of a celebrity or public figure, you’ll see a verification badge next to their profile name," Google+ software engineer Wen-Ai Yu explained last weekend in her Google+ Post.

"This will help you easily determine which profiles are owned by real, verified people," Yu added.

Google is currently busy verifying all the profiles supposedly created by celebrities, as well as those featuring in a huge amount of circles.

Yu also stated that Google is soon going to expand this feature to less famous people as well. Experts believe that the move, no doubt can prove itself to be quite handy and effective if the company can ensure verified Google+ profiles for all its users.

Meanwhile, Google is sticking out with its policy of allotting pseudonym Google+ users four days to provide their common names or get their profile suspended.