The Meet Group to Verify Users’ Ages With Yoti Technology

The Meet Group have announced a new partnership with digital identity company Yoti to bring age verification technology to its portfolio of dating and streaming apps.

Users will be able to sign into their profiles either using the Yoti app, which automatically confirms their date of birth by using a government-issued ID, or the Yoti Age Scan software, which compares the individual’s face to thousands on file and makes an accurate estimation of the person’s age.

The Meet Group CEO Geoff Cook said in a statement: “A key part of helping people to create meaningful connections is to keep them safe online.

“We have already committed ourselves to one-tap report abuse capability, clear and frequent safety education, and proactive and transparent moderation, and now with Yoti’s age verification and estimation technologies, we look forward to being one of the few app operators in social or dating who can respond to reports of underage users quickly and accurately. 

“By using Yoti’s age estimation technology and digital identity app, we believe we can enhance the safety of our platforms and give users a simple, private and secure way to verify their age.”

A range of new safety features were added to The Meet Group’s flagship product MeetMe earlier this month, including a prominent button for reporting abuse and a regular reminder for streamers about the company’s terms of use.

The updates came a week after Cook took part in a panel discussion about the future of safety in the online dating industry with representatives from Match Group and Spark Networks.

Adam Grayson, US Regional Director at Yoti, added: “I’m delighted to announce our relationship with The Meet Group, which demonstrates its ongoing commitment and leadership to proactive safety measures and the protection of its members.

“Our work with The Meet Group shows how Yoti’s technology can help make the internet a safer place, which is particularly important when connecting with new people.”

Yoti has officially signed the ‘Safe Face Pledge’ which proves its dedication to ensuring its artificial intelligence facial recognition technology is not misused.

Visit The Meet Group’s website here.

Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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