Why We Use Selfie Verification

Why We Use Selfie Verification

What’s the deal with Peanut’s selfie verification? Well, since our mission is to create a safe, inclusive space, it’s all about making you feel safer.
One of the first things you’ll have to do when setting up your Peanut profile is to snap a quick selfie to prove you are who you say you are.

Every single person on Peanut must have a selfie-verified profile.

But why do we do it? And how should you take your selfie verification photo?

And what happens with that photo?

In this article: 📝

  • Why do I need to take a verification selfie for the Peanut app?
  • How should I take my verification selfie?
  • What happens with the verification selfie after I’ve sent it?
  • What if I don’t pass the selfie verification?

Why do I need to take a verification selfie for the Peanut app?

We use selfie verification to ensure Peanut remains a safe space for women to make genuine connections.

We take authenticity seriously, so our selfie verification process is in place to prevent:

  • Duplicate accounts
  • Shared accounts
  • Fake accounts

That way, you can trust that you know who you’re chatting with is exactly who they say they are.

It’s what sets us apart from some other social media platforms (not naming names… 👀) because we put your safety first, always.

How should I take my verification selfie?

So how do you take a verification selfie on Peanut?

As it’s part of your profile creation process, we’ve made it super-easy and simple to do.

All you need to do is follow the prompts as you’re setting up your profile, and we’ll ask you to take a quick selfie to verify who you are.

Our top tips on taking your verification selfie:

  • Open your camera to take a selfie in natural light against a neutral background.
  • Position your head and shoulders in the frame.
  • Don’t take a picture of a picture.
  • Don’t include anyone else in the frame.

Then snap the pic ‒ you look gorgeous!

How to bypass selfie verification on Peanut

There’s no way to bypass the selfie verification if you want a profile on Peanut.

Everyone has to pass our selfie verification to make connections, set up a profile, join Groups, take part in Pods, and experience all that Peanut has to offer!

How to fake selfie verification on Peanut

Short answer: you can’t!

We use sophisticated machine learning/AI to ensure that every selfie taken is legitimate.

And if we’re not sure, our community support team individually reviews each and every picture. Nice try, though!

What happens with the verification selfie after I’ve sent it?

Your safety is always our top priority.

So, once your verification selfie has been sent to our Community Support team to review, it’ll be kept securely and never shared with anyone or displayed on your profile.

The verification process is done by a real person on the Community Support team and will be completed in just a few mere minutes.

What if I don’t pass the selfie verification?

Worried if your verification selfie doesn’t pass our checks?

Follow our tips above, and try again, no problem!

If you’re trying to create an account on behalf of someone else, you won’t be able to pass our verification process ‒ why not create an account for yourself?

So that’s all there is to know about why we use selfie verification at Peanut.

Got any other questions about how to use the app?

Check out our FAQs, community guidelines, or send us an email ‒ we’d love to hear from you.

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