New and Improved: Verified Membership

We are pleased to announce several changes that will improve trust on Couchsurfing, better the experience of both surfers and hosts, and ensure that we can continue to support the next generation of travelers and hosts.

Now, a Verified profile is just one part of what you receive with your Verification membership. You’ll also receive 24/7 Priority Support and better ways to show that you are who you say you are.

What’s new:

  1. Free Verified Membership for Hosts. Couchsurfing Hosts are the backbone of the community and we firmly believe that hosts should not have to pay to get the most out of Couchsurfing. Now, every time you host, you will earn 3 months of Verified membership. Read more about how it works. 
  2. 24/7 Priority Support. By March 1, 2017, we’ll have extended our coverage so that the Couchsurfing Support Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a Verified member, you’ll receive priority for all the Support questions you send.  
  3. Government ID Verification. In addition to verifying that your phone number and address are legitimate, Verified members now have the ability to confirm their identity by verifying government-issued documents such as an identification card, a passport, or a driver’s license. Read about how it works.

This feature will be slowly released to the Couchsurfing Community over the next few weeks. Verified members will soon enjoy all of the above benefits, in addition to an ad-free Couchsurfing experience, access to premium features such as Favorites, and unlimited Introductions.  Sound interesting? Verify your account now!

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