Verizon messages online and online messaging on mobile apps have been the most talked about topics on the platform since the launch of the company’s new messaging app, Verification, back in October.
But now that Verizon’s new Messaging app is officially available for download, that conversation has taken a turn for the more personal.
Verizon is asking users to take their messages to the internet and not to their phones to prove their authenticity, a message sent to us by a spokesperson in an email to TechCrunch said.
In the messages below, Verizon states that Verification is designed to provide an alternative to traditional messaging apps and services.
Verification does this by providing a private message system where the sender can “confirm their authenticity and provide a link to their account.”
While it’s a more private system, Verizon notes that it is also a more secure system because the sender doesn’t have to have access to the phone or SIM card to communicate.
Users can also choose whether or not to be verified by sending a text message to a person that has a verified phone number, or they can select the verification option for an individual or group of friends.
Verify users can also share their verified phone numbers and messages by tapping on the Verification tab in the Messaging apps settings.
Verified phones will have the ability to use a third-party messaging app for instant messaging, and the app will provide a secure channel for the sender to verify the authenticity of their messages.
Verifications will be available for free to Verified users in the U.S. on July 24.