- Tinder is introducing ID verification for its users around the world.
- Users will be able to verify their ID on the app.
- They are introducing new ways to make online dating safe for users.
Tinder has rolled out more than 10 key Safety features by investing in technology that reduces anonymity, increases accountability, and helps members stay safe with features like ID verification, Photo Verification, and Face to Face video chat. The new security feature will add an added layer of security for users around the world.
The introduction of this feature will also be a significant move, as this will create a ripple effect across several other dating apps. The addition of video chat and ID verification on Tinder will also change the way the users interact with others via the app. Currently, users fully rely on texting for communication. However, one of the positive sides of the feature is that users will be able to verify their matches, as profiles at times can come across as fake.
Rory Kozoll, head of trust and safety product at Tinder, said:
“The company is taking a “test-and-learn” approach to the ID verification launch. One of the most valuable things Tinder can do to make members feel safe is to give them more confidence that their matches are authentic and more control over who they interact with, and we hope all our members worldwide will see the benefits of interacting with people who have gone through our ID verification process. We look forward to a day when as many people as possible are verified on Tinder.”
“We know that in many parts of the world and within traditionally marginalized communities, people might have compelling reasons that they can’t or don’t want to share their real-world identity with an online platform. Creating a truly equitable solution for ID Verification is a challenging, but critical safety project and we are looking to our communities as well as experts to help inform our approach,” said Tracey Breeden, VP of Safety and Social Advocacy at Match Group.
The company said it will take into consideration recommendations from experts and input from Tinder members about which documents would be used in each country as well as local regulations and laws while it rolls out the feature. Tinder says it will use the feedback to ensure the process is inclusive and “privacy-friendly.”
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