The big changes coming to Tinder in Australia that will make the dating app safer for singles – and it could bring catfishing to an end
- Tinder users in Australia are about to see a new safety update to their apps
- The dating app is introducing a ‘photo verification’ feature from October 6
- This will compare real time selfies to the Tinder member’s profile pictures
Tinder users in Australia are about to see a new update to the app that should make it safer to use.
The dating app is introducing a ‘photo verification’ feature from Tuesday to ensure users are who they say they are.
The app will prompt users to take a real-time selfie of themselves and then compare it to their profile’s photos to make sure they are not lying about their looks.
Tinder users in Australia are about to see a new update to their apps that would make dating safer
The dating app is introducing a ‘photo verification’ feature from October 6
HOW DOES IT WORK
1. Open Tinder and tap the profile icon
2. Tap the grey checkmark by your name/age
3. Select ‘Verify your profile’ to begin
4. You’ll be shown a pose and we’ll ask you to copy that pose by taking a selfie
5. Confirm that your selfie matches the pose and hit ‘Submit for review’
6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 one more time
People on the app will be asked to strike a particular pose two times while verifying their photos.
Singles who have used the photo verification tool will have a blue checkmark next to their name, so others using the app will know their profile is legitimate.
It is hoped the move will stop catfishing, which is when one person poses as another on a dating app in order to hide something.
Rory Kozoll, in charge of safety at Tinder, said: ‘Every day, millions of our members trust us to introduce them to new people, and we’re dedicated to building innovative safety features powered by best-in-class technology that meet the needs of today’s daters.
‘I’m proud to share this update to our Australian members, which represents an important step in driving our commitment to trust and safety work forward.’
Tinder began on a university campus in the US in 2012.
It is available in 190 countries and has been downloaded 340million times.
Tinder states this will allow members to self-authenticate their profile. People who have used this tool – and passed the test – will have a blue checkmark on their profile
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