What is a Verified Service?
A Verified Service is a service that has been linked to a Gravatar profile using the service’s login credentials. We consider this to be "Verified" because the Gravatar user has proven they own that service’s login credentials. Verified Services are verified at the moment they are added to the profile, we currently don’t periodically re-validate the service to ensure it still exists or is still owned by the user (in cases where an account may be taken away from a user).
What a Verified Service Isn’t
A Verified Service doesn’t prove that the person is who they say they are, it just proves that the owner of the Gravatar account also owns the Verified Service account. If you trust either of the accounts to be the real person, then you can trust that they are both the real person. If one of them is a fake or spoof account, then they are likely both fake accounts.
How to Add Verified Services to Your Gravatar Profile
Your Gravatar profile can include links to other social services you use online, such as YouTube and Facebook. Gravatar will verify your account information with these services to ensure they are your accounts. To do this:
Log in to your Gravatar account.
Click on My Account, then Edit My Profile.
Click on Verified Services to the left. You can shortcut to this by clicking here.
Select a service from the drop-down menu and click Add.
You will be directed to that service’s authentication page so you can give Gravatar permission to link your accounts.
Each service you’ve verified will appear on your public Gravatar profile. If you would like to remove any service you have previously added, you can do so by clicking on the "X" icon that appears to the right of each service in the Edit My Profile screen.