Airbnb's New Safety Features: Verified Phone Numbers, Connections to Twitter and LinkedIn

In the wake of what's now dubbed Ransackgate, Airbnb has just announced more safety features, including verified phone numbers and the ability to connect your member profile to LinkedIn and Twitter. Integration with Photo Booth allows members to take photos with their webcams within Airbnb.

The news appeared on Airbnb's blog this afternoon and in a promoted tweet.

On Monday, Airbnb debuted the Airbnb Guarantee -- up to $50K in coverage for property damage and a direct line to CEO Brian Chesky.

Shawanda posted in the comments to Airbnb's latest post: "Glad you're making this happen. I was getting concerned there - even though I've had nothing less than fabulous experiences as an Airbnb host and guest."

See Robert Scoble's take on Ransackgate.