Dating app Tinder takes a new measure to combat fake accounts. Users will have their identity verified so that others can be sure that their account is genuine. The service will initially be voluntary, Tinder announced.
Tinder already tested the account verification in Japan in 2019 and will roll out the service worldwide in the coming months. “We know that one of the most valued things Tinder can do to help members feel harmless is to give them more sureness that their matches are real and to give them more controller over who they interact with”, it reads on Tinder.
According to the British channel Sky News, the accounts will be controlled by computers and humans. For example, algorithms will check the user’s photos, while the user may also be asked to take some selfies in real-time. Once verified, the account will have a blue checkmark, Sky said.
“We hope that all of our members worldwide will see the benefits of interacting with people who have gone through the verification process,” Tinder said. “And we look forward to the day when as many people as possible on Tinder have a verified account.”