If you are on Tinder and living in the U.S, then it would be a pleasure to tell you that Tinder is following Uber’s lead and adding the safety feature within the app if something goes wrong while you are with your unknown date.
The dating app is adding new safety features, including a panic button that alerts safety authorities if something goes wrong during a date. Tinder has also added the ability to check-in, telling friends where the daters are.
After 28 January, all U.S users of the app will be able to use the new Safety Center section. The Parent company Match Group which already owns PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, and Hinge, now roll out new safety features to its U.S dating users and then for every user from other countries.
In the new safety feature, the company will use the Noonlight platform, which offers online emergency response service and personal safety to the users who now use Tinder.
When the new section added to the Tinder U.S, users will be able to use the new Safety Center by downloading Noonlight and activate the app’s location tracking. There will be the new “Tinder Timeline” section, which includes dates detail, location, and even user can add some information manually. You can even share your “Tinder Timeline” with your friends if you want.
In case of emergency or if the user feels not safe during the date, then the user can open the Noonlight app and hit the panic button, which will give alert to the emergency services with the details along with the accurate location. This will help the user to ask for help without getting caught by the anonymous date.
Alongside this, there is also a new photo verification feature added to the app, which called “catfishing.” So this new feature added to verify the user’s identification by verifying through a selfie. It will help to identify some fake profiles online. So if you are new on Tinder, then you will have to verify your identity by taking several real-time selfies.
The company said that this is the first time that any dating company is adding the great safety feature within the app. Just like Uber, Match Group also want to make sure that their users feel safe when they go to date with someone.
Are you a Tinder person? Do you think this feature is worthy? What more features do you think they should add within the app in future updates? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment box.