16 April 2021
Tinder has announced that it will expand ID verification to all users around the globe in the coming quarters. It is a feature that was rolled out in Japan in 2019 and has been exclusive to the region since then. It is used in the country to verify that all users on the popular dating app are at least 18 years of age.
The blog post reveals that the team will consider various aspects including local rules and regulations before making Tinder ID verification available in a particular region. It will have a look at recommendations from experts, inputs from team members, and documents that are most appropriate for verification purposes in each country.
The thought process behind expanding ID verification globally is to give users an option to verify that they are indeed what they claim to be on their dating profiles. It will also be beneficial for other users on the app as they can be assured that the profile they are looking at is a verified one.
Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust & Safety Product at Tinder said,
“ID Verification is complex and nuanced, which is why we are taking a test-and-learn approach to the rollout. We know one of the most valuable things Tinder can do to make members feel safe is to give them more confidence that their matches are authentic and more control over who they interact with. And we hope all our members worldwide will see the benefits of interacting with people who have gone through our ID verification process. We look forward to a day when as many people as possible are verified on Tinder.”