Google pushes video verification over other methods (postcards, phone calls, or email. Video verification has now become the only way to verify the business in some profiles. Video verification has previously been set as a default option but not as the only option.
Google has updated its help center to now include video recording as one of the verification methods for businesses. The verification methods currently are:
It can be easy to confuse the two options, video recording, and live video call. However, these are two different methods.
The video recording verification method is now offered as a primary method to verify your business on Google. To be accepted, the recording must meet specific requirements and therefore requires some planning.
Visit your Google Business profile on your mobile device (if you start the verification on your desktop computer, scan a QR code to continue on your mobile device).
After you upload the video, Google will review it. The review process can take up to five business days. You'll get a notification and access to manage your Google Business Profile when verified.
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