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Tinder introduces new ‘Share My Date’ safety feature

The dating app has other features that help promote safer dating
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Tinder has improved user safety with a new feature that allows them to share their dates with their friends and family.

“Share my Date” sees a link sent containing the location, time, date and a photo of the person they will be meeting.

The dating app carried out a survey and found that 51 percent of users under the age of 30 already informed their close friends of the details of their dates.

“Discussing plans with friends and family is a time-honored dating ritual. Share My Date streamlines this basic info-sharing so singles can jump right to the exciting part, from figuring out what to wear to prepping conversation topics,” Tinder’s CMO Melissa Hobley said.

The information for each date can be created 30 days in advance.

In the coming months, it will roll out in India, the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, Netherlands, Italy, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand.

The app previously added new identity verification tools in a fight against catfishing, which is the name used to refer to those who use false pictures and information to lure someone into an online relationship.

Tinder had already introduced a photo verification feature that verified that users looked like photos using an algorithm and human assistance to prompt users to take selfies in real time.

It debuted alongside other safety features, including a panic button in case users need to alert the authorities while on a date.

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