As of now, biometrics are for premium users and they will be given an option to submit their government ID and an image in order to add a verification layer. The biometric data might be extracted from both the ID and the images for matching purposes.
”This will additionally help us tie, for those that choose, an account to a real person by processing their government-issued ID. This will also help X fight impersonation attempts and make the platform more secure,” the company said.
The report also adds that apart from biometric information, the social media site might also ask for a user’s job and education history.
The microblogging platform does not define ”biometric” in its policy, but the term generally refers to automated technologies, including facial recognition software, fingerprint taking, and palm and iris scanning, used for authenticating and verifying unique human body characteristics.