Scams and deceptions on dating platforms are becoming more and more common. To avoid scams, Tinder has rolled out a few more features to help make the platform a safer place to meet someone new, as they explain on their blog.
Just as often the person hiding behind a profile picture isn’t always who he says he isthe company has launched a new feature that improves the verification of applicants for an appointment.
Until recently, Tinder only asked for verification via a photo, which has been analyzed and compared with those uploaded in the profile. The problem was that many criminals took pictures from the Internet and thereby created accounts to deceive others.
Now, the app has announced the implementation of a new verification system by which it will ask the user to record a video to enhance the existing photo verification process and certify that it is the person that appears in these shots.
In case of matching images of the same person, the user receives a prize a blue badge verification to indicate to the rest of the members that this is a real profile. But this is not enough.
Over the past year, several stories have emerged of several women who fell victim to a con man who posed as a troubled aristocrat to extort money they had in their accounts and money they could not have by applying for credit.
And although the same press release states that no image verification process is foolproof, it will undoubtedly be a very important aid for all users to know that there is a person behind the profile they have matched.
“We are constantly being told by daters that photo verification is one of their most valuable security features. For our members aged 18-25, being photo verified gives them a 10% higher match chance,” said Rory Kozoll, SVP of Product Integrity at the dating app.
How to get blue check
By having the blue check mark, users have the option to do that limit your interactions only to other people who also have that badge, with the idea of being in a safe space, even if for now only 40% of profiles are verified.
To do this, they just need to select the “Chat with verified photo” option. For their part, Tinder Gold members will be able to filter the “Likes” to receive them only from profiles with a verified photo.
In the event that a member’s profile is out of date, such as due to not frequently uploading photos, Tinder will prompt all members to update to the latest version of photo verification, including the video selfie system.
To activate the verification, the user must enter the profile and touch the gray sign that appears next to his name. Then select “Get verified” and a screen will appear with the camera activated and an oval in which the face must be framed. The interested party must follow the instructions to complete the process.
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