September 28, 2023

Tinder is fortifying its photograph verification system with video — particularly, by asking members to take a sequence of video selfies to show they’re truly the true individual they declare to be and never just a few AI hound canine. The brand new characteristic, introduced at present, is rolling out globally as the new technique to confirm your account — and will likely be wanted to earn the coveted verified blue-checkmark (no, a billionaire is just not going to only give it to you).

The brand new Tinder course of to confirm your self with a video selfie includes recording a video of your self within the app utilizing your smartphone’s entrance digicam to be sure you’re an individual. It sounds just like different trendy digital verifications, together with Apple’s and Google’s State ID course of and even different relationship apps like Hinge. The latter carried out the video selfie characteristic final 12 months to fight the hovering charges of romance scams spanning a number of platforms, which embody unlucky tales of automobile thefts and even crypto snatchers.

Being verified on Tinder may also provide the choice to solely talk with members who’re additionally verified — an elite circle often called “Picture Verified Cuties.” Those that are already verified might not get to stay a grandfathered cutie for lengthy, as Tinder plans to ask all members to re-verify with video selfie “within the coming months,” in accordance with a press launch.