Tinder launches a verification system … to avoid bad dates

Impersonating someone else on social media is problematic. Dealing with a stranger pretending to be another person on Tinder can be much more embarrassing … even dangerous. To avoid that, Tinder is introducing an account verification system this week.

Credit: Tinder

Credit: Tinder

Halfway between a certified account on Twitter and a verified profile on AirBnb, Tinder introduces this week a feature intended to improve the security of its users. Entitled “”, it allows you to quickly identify profiles that have been successfully authenticated. Enough to avoid being faced with a perfect stranger on a date. The verification process is extremely simple and is supplemented by two other measures deployed by Tinder to protect its users: a help center and an alert function that can go as far as a call to the police services.

Make sure you know who you are dealing with …

It’s easy to get Tinder’s famous blue mark, telling other users that you are who you say you are on the service. The thing is done on the basis of one. Tinder will ask you to take a picture of yourself in real time and then compare this picture with the ones you have already uploaded to your profile.

If the photos match, this famous blue badge will be added next to your name. Note, however, that Tinder has not yet rolled out this novelty in a generalized manner. The service currently mentions a test in certain regions only, but promises to generalize it during the coming year.

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As mentioned above, Tinder has also introduced its “Safety Center”, a portal designed to support users and provide them with tools to make them feel more secure, especially when meeting in real life. This help center is now available in the United States, Great Britain, Germany and France.

An emergency call function tested in the United States

More interesting perhaps, the dating platform also announces a collaboration with the Noonlight platform, specializing in emergency calls and security. This service attached to Tinder will allow users to have access to a key to trigger “” a call for help in the event of a problem.

Without necessarily reaching this end, Tinder explains that users will be able to indicate, on the platform, where and when they plan to go to a date, and with whom. Real-time position monitoring is also planned, but Tinder’s parent company ensures that this data will remain confidential. Tested for the moment only across the Atlantic, it is not known whether this feature will reach France.

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