Tinder, which is a popular dating app had announced on Monday that the new “ID Verification” feature will be available on tinder soon. People all over the world can use it. It has been noted that the ID Verification has already been existing on the Tinder app in Japan since 2019. This feature will now be available all over the world to all people across the globe.
The company had made a blog post where it has exclusively mentioned that ID Verification will be optional at first. This will be just like the account to like photo verification with selfies. The company did not seem that they will be making it a mandatory rule anytime soon.
To make sure that the people on tinder are actually getting the worth of their time the only thing that can be done is to make sure that they are given safety and priority in the app.
This identification process can be a bit of a hassle to some of the users but will it ensure a better experience yes? After all who likes to be catfished? The answer is no one and this will help you make the choice of only interacting with verified users.
“Of course, the idea of identity verification is to make sure that the app more secure for its users. In dating apps, it is quite common to deal with fake profiles and get catfished. This happens often and is a horrible deal to face.
The identification will be photo verification, Face-to-Face video chat, and even a “panic button,” said a person from Tinder. The fact that they are going this far to ensure the safety of the users is commendable.
Tinder’s head of trust and safety product, Rory Kozoll, has stated that the firm will “test and learn” before fully committing to the ID verification rollout.
We know that one of the most valuable things Tinder can do to make members feel safe is to give them more confidence that their matches are genuine and more control over who they interact with, Kozoll said in a statement.
Tinder ID Verification Feature
Tinder understands that some users may be uncomfortable disclosing their identities online, therefore ID Verification will initially be opt-in, with the exception of countries where it is mandated by law.
Tinder’s vice president of safety and social activism, Tracey Breeden, said, “We know that in many parts of the world and among traditionally marginalised communities, people could have compelling reasons that they can’t or don’t want to share their real-world identify with an online platform.”
We are turning to our communities and experts to assist guide our approach to this difficult but crucial safety initiative of creating a truly equitable solution for ID Verification.
Tinder has launched a photo verification system that marks verified users with a blue check mark on the dating profiles they view. Tinder users were promised access to Match Group’s investment in background check startup Garbo back in March.