Tinder announced that it has partnered with Noonlight, a public safety platform, to roll out several security features on its app, starting from January 28. The features include Photo verification and a security response feature.
Tinder is the most popular dating app and is available in more than 190 countries and more than 40 languages.
Integration with Noonlight
This integration is an on-demand feature where the users can share the details of the dates, including the time and location. Users can also alert emergency services discreetly when they are feeling insecure. If the alarm triggers, Noonlight will promptly dispatch certified people on the spot who can alert the emergency services if needed. This feature is being currently rolled out in US.“We’re proud to partner with Match Group and start our integration with Tinder to provide an enhanced level of protection and comfort throughout the dating experience,” said Nick Droege, Co-founder, Noonlight.
“Through our integration with Tinder, it can serve as a quick backup for daters, helping to deter bad behaviour and helping members meet matches with more confidence. It’s a first-of-its-kind added security measure to help protect Tinder members even when they’ve taken their interactions off the app into real life.”
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Through this feature, users can now self-authenticate their profile with a series of selfies, which will be matched with the existing pictures on their profiles with the help of a human-assisted AI. Once the match is done, users will see a blue tick on their profile. Tinder plans to expand this feature, which is currently available only in selected markets.
This section on the Tinder app will notify the users regarding the additional features along with providing necessary tools and guidance. This feature was developed in collaboration with the Match group advisory council and is currently available in US, UK, France and Germany.
Tinder plans to expand this feature to more markets in 2020.
Detect offensive messages
Tinder is also adding a A Does that bother you? feature, using which users can report a person if they receive inappropriate messages on the chat. Tinder is also planning an upcoming feature called Undo, which will give a chance to the users to take back the inappropriate message that they have sent previously.
“Every day, millions of our members trust us to introduce them to new people, and we’re dedicated to building innovative safety features powered by best-in-class technology that meet the needs of today’s daters,” said Elie Seidman, CEO of Tinder.