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Tinder is rolling out its ID verification program globally after test trial in Japan

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What you need to know

  • Tinder is rolling out its ID verification program globally.
  • The feature will allow you to verify yourself on the app with an ID or some form.

While Twitter has put its verification program on hold (again), you might just be able to get verified on Tinder (opens in new tab).

In a blog post, the company announced that it will be rolling out its ID verification program globally. The feature will be voluntary for most areas and the company plans to continuously add additional forms of appropriate identification as it learns of them.

Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust & Safety Product at Tinder, said that the company is taking a "test-and-learn approach" with its global rollout of the feature in order to adapt to the needs of its community across different areas.

"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."

Tracey Breeden, VP of Safety and Social Advocacy at Match Group, says that the company is using a number of partnerships and technologies to ensure that D Verification is used correctly to create a safer platform.

"We know that in many parts of the world and within traditionally marginalized communities, people might have compelling reasons that they can't or don't want to share their real-world identity with an online platform. Creating a truly equitable solution for ID Verification is a challenging, but critical safety project and we are looking to our communities as well as experts to help inform our approach."

The company says that the ID verification program, which started in Japan back in 2019, will be rolled out globally "over the coming quarters."

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.