Dating app, Tinder, has launched a couple of new initiatives to ensure the safety of its users. The first of which is a photo verification system which suggests a pose by a model and requires the user to match the pose by taking a selfie in real time. Tinder’s community team then verifies whether each selfie matches the given pose and their profile photos as well. The user receives a blue check mark – meant to give peace of mind to their potential matches – if everything goes well.
Tinder had announced that this feature will be rolled out slowly and in smaller areas, like Ireland given the millions of its users worldwide.The company hasn’t disclosed the expiry date of the verification badge or for how long does the badge hold good.
Apart from this, Tinder has partnered with safety app Noonlight to give users in the US a new “safety center” where they can get all the resources and tools to help them navigate the dating world. An optional badge will be displayed on the users’ profile who syncs their Tinder account with Noonlight. In case of an emergency during the date, users can summon emergency services by opening the Noonlight app and holding down a button.
Tinder will also introduce a new feature in “select markets” to help daters with potentially offensive messages. At first, the user will be asked if a message has “bothered” them and if it did, the user can report the person.