Tinder to Make ID Verification Available Worldwide

In the coming quarters, Tinder will make voluntary ID verification available to all users globally.

The New Security Measures

Tinder had 6.44 million downloads in January this year. It is one of the most popular apps on the market currently. Many people often fall victim to catfishing scams and identity theft when using the platform.

As a result, Tinder has announced that it will soon make voluntary ID verification available to all its users. 

The goal is to prevent identity theft and to avoid potential accidents.

“We know one of the most valuable things Tinder can do to make members feel safe is to give them more confidence that their matches are authentic and more control over who they interact with,” said Rory Kozoll, Tinder’s Head of Trust and Safety Product.

For the past two years, the dating platform has included more than 10 safety features. It is also in the works to integrate with a non-profit background check platform. It has now included Photo Verification, Face-to-Face video chat, and others.

The feature was first introduced in Japan back in 2019. The company, however, is still improving it and making it work for people from all over the world.

“We know that in many parts of the world and within traditionally marginalized communities, people might have compelling reasons that they can’t or don’t want to share their real-world identity with an online platform. Creating a truly equitable solution for ID Verification is a challenging, but critical safety project and we are looking to our communities as well as experts to help inform our approach,” explained Tracey Breeden, the Vice President of Safety and Social Advocacy at Match Group. 

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