Discord introducing deeper user verification tools

Discord introducing deeper user verification tools

Chat platform Discord is bringing in more ways to show the real identity of someone you are talking to.

In a blog post, the firm revealed it is expanding on its existing Connections system to help verify user identity. This works by displaying who you are across different platforms – at launch, over 20 services will be supporting this, including eBay, PayPal, Crunchyroll, Epic Games Store, Twitter, Reddit, Steam and DeviantArt.

Being verified on other platforms might allow a user to have Linked Roles within individual servers, though in the interest of privacy, users need to opt-in to this.

"Discord is a home away from home for many, and we’re always looking for ways to improve the overall experience and safety for all of our users and communities," the company wrote.

"These updates will make it even easier for you to build trust in the interactions you’re having so you can feel confident that the person you’re chatting with is the real deal: a DeviantArt artist you’re commissioning, a highly-rated eBay seller, a Redditor in your DMs, your Jefit workout buddy, a legit Dota 2 player verified by Steam, the right Destiny raid group via Charlemagne, your favorite Robloxian verified by Bloxlink, and tons more."

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