The social media platform told Bloomberg Law that the biometric data collection is for X Premium users, or those who pay for the platform’s subscription service, to allow for an additional layer of verification.
X did not specify what biometric data it plans to collect. However, such data can include facial images, fingerprints and iris patterns.
The platform began rolling out its new recruitment tool X Hiring last week, offering verified organizations early access to the beta version of the new feature.
X has undergone significant changes since it was first bought by billionaire Elon Musk last fall. Beyond the rebrand to X, Musk has also made several controversial modifications to the platform, including walking back its content moderation policies and reinstating previously banned accounts.