LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: The "Tinder" app logo is seen on a mobile phone screen on November 24, 2016 in London, England. Following a number of deaths linked to the use of anonymous online dating apps, the police have warned users to be aware of the risks involved, following the growth in the scale of violence and sexual assaults linked to their use. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Tinder is stepping up its security features in hope of keeping its users safe. As CNN explains, customers will now have the ability to check-in and notify loved ones about where they are. They will also add a panic button to alert authorities if something goes wrong while on a date.

They explain that to use these tools, users will have to download Noonlight, a safety platform. From there, “Users’ dates information, such as location, will have to be manually entered into a new ‘Tinder Timeline’ tool that can be shared with friends.” They also add that “If the user feels unsafe, they will have to open the Noonlight app and press a button that discreetly contacts Noonlight dispatchers. The dispatcher will first send them a text so they don’t have to vocally talk for help. If that’s unanswered, Noonlight will send a code and call them. If there is no answer, Noonlight will dispatch emergency services.”

This feature will become available beginning Tuesday in the US.

Tinder is also in the process of testing a feature where users can make sure they are talking to a real person before meeting them. “A user will have to submit picture certain poses. Tinder’s AI technology will compare those photos to previously submitted pictures. Profiles will have a check mark for those that complete the service.” This service will be available later this year.


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