Tinder has introduced a new photo verification feature for UK users in an attempt to improve safety.
The process asks you to take a selfie and then compares it to your profile photos. The app know if you’ve taken the photo in real time, proving the photo was just taken. Once verified, profiles will get a blue checkmark.
It might not prove to be a fool proof system, but Tinder hopes it’ll go some way to assuring its users that when a profile is verified, the person talking is indeed that person. The feature is rolling out to UK users after a January US launch.
CEO Elie Seidman 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.”
The process asks you to take two selfies at specific angles, which is then checked by “human assisted AI”, according to Tinder. Tinder’s Safety Center has more tips on how to stay safe on its platform.