Tinder is introducing a new ID verification feature for its users around the world soon. The upcoming ID Verification procedure will allow you to use government or some other form of official ID to verify yourself on the app.
- The existing photo verification feature adds a Twitter-like blue check to a user’s profile, while ID verification will yield another distinct badge. That way, users can tell whether or not a potential date has confirmed their identity via photo verification, ID verification, both or neither.
- While Tinder has made continued investments in safety features, free ID verification can only go so far — especially when voluntary, putting the onus on individual users to decide whether or not they feel comfortable meeting up with unverified users.
- Tinder is introducing other safety features too in addition to the new ID verification including Bio Guidance, which advises users about content that may be inappropriate for their profile bios.
- Tinder India recently announced a new initiative in collaboration with VisitHealth, to offer free mental health resources to all its members.
- The initiative will offer users access to therapy sessions in June and July to existing and new members on the platform. They will have free access to emotional wellness content curated by VisitHealth including guided meditations, fitness videos, and more via the dating app.
- Tinder notes that the Swipe feature it created was built on double opt-in technology and the premise of mutual consent before a connection is made.
Tinder notes that it is continuing to invest in safety and working in partnership with experts — this commitment is part of Match Group’s previously announced $100 million investment in talent, product, technology and moderation efforts related to trust and safety in 2021.