Tinder introduces photo verification feature to avoid catfishing

The dating app Tinder has helped a lot of people find love on the days when social media interactions have taken a major hold on face-to-face communication.

The app can help you meet your partner, but sometimes your profile can be misused as well. In order to secure people’s profiles,

Tinder introduced a photo verification feature that allows them to trust the authenticity of the profiles when scanning.

The feature rolled out to the app in January. Now the company has made it into its application in India.

The new update will allow people to “self-authenticate through a series of posed selfies in real-time, which are compared to existing profile photos using human-assisted AI technology.” Verified profiles will display a blue checkmark for others to trust.

  • Step 1: Tap on the profile icon on the app and then the gray checkmark by your name or age.
  • Step 2: Select ‘Verify your profile’ after which, the app will show you a pose and ask you to copy that by taking a selfie
  • Step 3: Confirm that your selfie matches the pose and hit ‘Submit for review’. You will have to take a selfie and confirm one more time to get your profile verified.

This will give users the certainty that they will not be caught with a cat.

According to The Verge, the company initially rolled out the feature in smaller regions, such as Taiwan and Ireland. Alongside the introduction of image verification in January, Tinder reported that it is introducing a “certain markets” feature that detects potentially offensive posts. It also asks users if the message “disturbed” them. If they find something horrific, they can report the person.

Originally published at https://www.globebusinesscenter.com on November 23, 2020.