In an effort to fortify its photo verification system, Tinder has introduced video selfies as a way to ensure that users are who they claim to be. The new feature requires members to record a video of themselves using their smartphone’s front camera, which will be used to verify their account. This method will be rolled out globally and is necessary for earning the verified blue-checkmark.
The Need for Video Selfies
The use of video selfies for verification is not a new concept, as other digital verifications such as Apple’s and Google’s State ID process have been using it. Other dating apps like Hinge have also implemented the feature to combat the rising rates of romance scams that have affected multiple platforms. These scams include unfortunate stories of car thefts and even crypto snatchers.
Benefits of Being Verified
Being verified on Tinder has its perks. It gives users the option to only communicate with other verified members, who are part of an exclusive group known as “Photo Verified Cuties.” However, even currently verified members will need to re-verify their accounts with video selfies in the coming months, according to a press release from Tinder.
The Future of Verification
Tinder’s new verification system with video selfies is a step towards ensuring the safety and authenticity of its users. It is a necessary measure to prevent the use of AI hound dogs and other fake profiles that can cause harm to genuine users. As technology continues to advance, it is likely that more dating apps will adopt similar verification methods to protect their users.