Tinder is a popular dating app among the younger demographic. However, dating through this mobile application to locate a potential partner can lead to trouble if the other person’s identity turns out to be false.
Tinder will add an additional layer to its photo verification process in the coming months due to the risk.
Numerous users applauded Tinder’s decision, stating that this new feature would increase security and restrict phony users.
“I had previously encountered numerous phony profiles. Even endured a terrifying ordeal. And I believe this applies to both males and women,” Payel Singhal, a 31-year-old IT professional, told ANI.
This new feature is beneficial and will aid in preventing deception. “There should be some level of veracity among users of the dating app,” she said.
Amit Paul, a 28-year-old medical professional, stated, “This is unquestionably a positive measure. Most of the time, males are arrested for creating fake Tinder profiles. This new feature will prevent members from becoming victims of imposters.”
“In my experience, women also create fake Tinder profiles,”
Tinder has announced a new feature to make the platform more secure’ as part of its efforts to secure the dating experience for its users.
In a recent blog post, the company announced that the ‘photo verification’ process will shortly require all users to upload selfie videos.
Tinder announced on April 26 that it is fortifying its ‘photo verification’ process by requiring users to record a selfie video. If a user encounters a ‘potential interest’ who is not photo verified on Tinder, they can also request that they get verified before continuing the conversation.
Tinder wrote on Twitter, requesting photo verification from users, “genuine recognizes genuine. Therefore, our Photo Verified members can now request that their matches get verified prior to chatting, allowing you to concentrate solely on verified cuties.”
What is the new ‘photo verified’ method?
Prior to this, members were required to pose for a succession of static photographs. Then, these images were compared to others on the member’s profile. Now, in order for members to earn blue checkmarks, they must complete a succession of video prompts.
According to Tinder, while no photo verification procedure is perfect, this helps Tinder ensure that those blue checkmarks are more genuine.
To verify a profile, users must launch the application and select the profile icon.
Then, tap the grey checkmark next to the member’s name and tap “Continue” when the “Get Verified” text appears.
Then, grant access to the camera so that a video selfie can be recorded.
Tap ‘Submit’ after recording the video, and within a few minutes the user will learn whether or not his or her photo verification request has been approved.
Tinder will use a combination of “trustworthy humans and facial recognition technology” to compare the facial geometry in the photographs submitted by users and their profile pictures for the purpose of verification.
When will the new function be available?
Video selfies for photo verification are now available worldwide for no cost. In the future months, however, the ability to select only “photo verified members” in Message Settings will become available.
In the coming months, Tinder will require all users to update to the most recent version of photo verification and re-verify themselves.
Tinder stated that there are a variety of reasons why a verified photo may not be up-to-date, including a user’s return to Tinder after a hiatus from dating or their infrequent uploading of new photos.