Tinder announced, last Thursday (23), the implementation of new security measures for the application. Among the tools, there is a quick and silent method of contacting emergency services, a mechanism that detects potentially offensive messages and, above all, a feature that verifies the authenticity of profile pictures, to avoid creating false accounts. For the time being, the resources are being tested in "selected markets" and have no forecast of arrival in Brazil.
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Integration with the Noonlight application is one of the main new features, but it is only available to users in the United States. The tool works like a panic button, which allows you to activate emergency services in a discreet way. To do this, I need to share details about his encounters with Tinder himself and turn on the Noonlight button at the time of danger. The system works progressively and tries to contact the user via screen messages or calls. If there is no answer, a company employee calls the local authorities.
Tinder signs partnership with Noonlight Photo: Divulgao / Tinder
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Another feature announced by Tinder analyzes and asks the user if he has just received a potentially offensive message. This way, he can report the person who sent the scrap. The tool is similar to the comment filter announced by Instagram in 2017. The difference is that the photo app has the option of hiding these texts, in addition to reporting. The Verge website recalls that Instagram launched a similar feature in 2017, which has the option of hiding these texts.
Finally, Tinder users can have their profiles checked. According to the app's official blog, the photo verification system asks the person to take a selfie in real time to find out if it matches the images registered on the social network. Those who pass the test will receive a blue check for authenticity, as well as Twitter profiles, for example.
Users will have to take a selfie to prove that they are themselves Photo: Divulgao / Tinder
For now, this consultation will be done manually by members of the community. In the future, Tinder intends to turn it into a software analysis, although it has not made it clear when this is possible. As this is a testing phase, the feature is only available in Ireland and Taiwan. It is worth mentioning that there is no forecast for launch in Brazil.
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