The most popular online dating app announced that it will soon make Tinder ID verification available for all the members of the world. The company also noted that it will consider expert recommendations, member’s input/feedbacks about the documents which are suitable in each country, local rules, laws, and regulations.
The product will take place as voluntary, except where mandate by laws and regulations, and depending on the inputs received will change to ensure an equitable and privacy-friendly approach to ID verification.
What The ‘Head of Trust & Safety Product At Tinder’ Says?
Rory Kozoll (the Head of Trust & Safety Product at Tinder) said, “The ID Verification is nuanced and complex, that’s why the company is taking a test-and-learn approach to the rollout. We know a thing that Tinder can implement to make members feel safe and gain more confidence that their matches are genuine. Hopefully, our members coming across all over the world will come to experience the benefits of interacting with people through the Tinder ID verification process.”
Tinder also note that the Swipe feature was created on double opt-in technology along with the premise of mutual consent prior to making a connection. In the past two years, we have initiated over 10 key safety features in order to reduce anonymity and increase accountability. Also, it helps members to safe stay with features like Face to Face video chat and photo verification.
Tracey Breeden, who is the VP of Safety and Social Advocacy at Match Group said, “We know that in many parts of the world and within traditionally marginalized communities, people might have compelling reasons that they can’t or don’t want to share their real-world identity with an online platform. Creating a truly equitable solution for Tinder ID Verification is a challenging, but critical safety project and we are looking to our communities as well as experts to help inform our approach.”
However, Tinder first introduced the ID Verification in 2019 in Japan. It also used the learning from that market in order to enlighten this decision.