Tinder Introduces Panic Button and Verification Safety Features

Tinder is set to introduce new features in order to make the dating experience safer. Following the integration with personal safety app, Noonlight, users in the U.S. will now be able to alert emergency services through the app, and share date details, such as with who, when, and where.

“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,” said Elie Seidman, CEO of Tinder.

“I’m proud to share these updates, which represent an important step in driving our safety work forward at an unmatched scale.”

The partnership will allow members to share details about upcoming dates via Noonlight’s Timeline feature, including who they are meeting, where and when, with the ability to easily and discreetly trigger emergency services if they are feeling uneasy or in need of assistance.

Brittany LeComte, co-founder and CCO of Noonlight, “Through our integration with Tinder, [Noonlight] can serve as a quick backup for daters, helping to deter bad behavior and helping members meet matches with more confidence.

“It’s a first-of-its-kind added security measure to help protect Tinder members even when they’ve taken their interactions off the app into real life.

Singles will also be able to verify their profiles by submitting a series of selfies for human-assisted AI technology to authenticate. Verified members will have a blue check mark displayed next to their name to show they are who they say they are.

Finally, Tinder is rolling out a feature to members in select markets that detects whether an offensive message has been sent.

‘Does This Bother You?’ is powered by machine learning and allows users to easily report other people for sending potentially offensive messages.

Similar technology also plays a role in ‘Undo’, an upcoming feature that will ask members if they’d like to take back a message containing potentially offensive language before it’s sent.

Parent company Match Group are planning to introduce these features to the rest of its portfolio in the near future.

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