Tinder Photo Verification
For most people, seeing a blue check mark next to somebody’s name indicates they’re famous.
On January 23rd, Tinder started gradually rolling out its new Photo Verification feature. After taking a couple of posed selfies, Tinder verifies you are who you claim to be, and grants your profile that much coveted blue check mark.
Dating app Tinder has helped many find love in the time when social media interactions have taken over face-to-face communication. The app may help you meet your life partner, but sometimes your profile may also be misused. In order to make people’s profiles secured, Tinder has introduced the Photo Verification feature which allows them to trust the authenticity of profiles when swiping.
The feature was rolled out on the app in January. Now, the company has brought it to its application in India.
What is Photo Verification?
Tinder : Photo Verification allows you to verify your profile, showing potential matches you’re really you. On the flip side, when you see a checkmark on someone else’s profile, you know they’re the real deal.
Photo Verification gives you an opportunity to make more informed decisions before you Like or Nope, and is just one of the ways we keep Tinder a safe space for meeting new people.
How do I get verified on Tinder?
Open Tinder and tap the profile icon
Tap the grey checkmark by your name/age
Select ‘Verify your profile’ to begin
You’ll be shown a pose and we’ll ask you to copy that pose by taking a selfie
Confirm that your selfie matches the pose and hit ‘Submit for review’
Repeat steps 4 & 5 one more time
Photo Verification is currently rolling out to both iOS and Android users in select test markets.
According to The Verge, the company in the beginning rolled out the feature in smaller areas, like Taiwan and Ireland. Besides introducing the Photo Verification in January, Tinder informed that it was bringing a feature in “select markets” that detects potentially offensive messages. It also asks users whether a message “bothered” them. In case they find something offensive, they can report the person.
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