Dating service Tinder announced the next improvements in user verification tools and the addition of identity verification using video selfies to the platform. Additionally, some users will soon only be able to communicate with people who have received Photo Verified status.
According to the company, the changes are part of measures to ensure greater user security. “Live” verification using video selfies helps weed out spammers and intruders. The new feature has the user record a series of videos that the AI uses to review the main profile photo.
New users who want to pass photo verification and those who have already passed it before must take video selfies – uploading a photo for verification is no longer used. Users will soon receive notifications about the need for video recording – this affects not only new people who want to get acquainted, but also everyone with already verified accounts.
In addition, Tinder announced new features that allow users to only see users who passed the verification process in recommendations. In addition, potential interlocutors who have already gone through the “preselection” process according to the given parameters can be invited to go through the video verification process before being able to send the first message. In addition, Tinder Gold subscribers can see those who have received Photo Verified status in the list.
It is argued that the verification process contributes to the growth of the number of successful acquaintances on the service’s website – users feel more confident knowing that they are meeting real people, and they look exactly like in the photo.
An update to the video identity verification feature will be available today, and in the coming months an innovation will appear that will limit the ability to send messages to unverified users.