Google announced that they have started to roll out verification badges on profiles so you can be sure the person you’re adding to a circle is who they claim to be.
For now the new verification system or verification badges is focused on verifying public figures, celebrities, and people who have been added to a large number of circles, but Google promised that they are working on expanding this to more people in the future.
With this new verification system in effect, When a Google+ member visits the profile of a celebrity or public figure, they’ll see a verification badge next to their profile name. At the top right, they can see a grey checkmark next to the name and on Hovering the mouse over it will display the message “verified name”.
So Google takes a page from Twitter by introducing verification badges for public figures and celebrities.
Check out the video below to see what these verification badges look like: