Mar 16, 2021

Tinder to introduce in-app background checks

One of the world's most popular dating apps is adding a background check feature to its platform in the US. Later this year, Tinder will allow users to view public records information of perspective dates using their name or mobile number. Match Group, Tinder's parent company, plans to include the feature across all of its platforms at a later date. User safety has become an important issue for digital dating companies amid heightened awareness about their risks. The members urged Match to "Take swift action to reduce the risk of sexual and dating violence against their users." In January 2020, Tinder added a panic button feature that would store information about a date, including location data, and alert emergency services if the button was pressed.

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