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Tinder’s ID verification feature will soon target catfishing globally

Tinder’s ID verification feature will soon target catfishing globally

Tired of getting catfished on Tinder? Starting later this year, you'll be able to focus on profiles with verified IDs regardless of your location, making it easier to filter out the people who may not be who they claim to be. Following its availability in Japan, Tinder has announced that its ID Verification feature will soon roll out to all of its users around the world.

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Tinder just made it much easier to avoid awkward matches

Tinder just made it much easier to avoid awkward matches

Tinder anticipates a surge in users this summer as many people return to the dating world after a year of lockdowns and social distancing. Just in time for this return to normal is a new feature designed to reduce your odds of an awkward, unwanted match with an old fling. As well, the new feature removes your odds of coming across a coworker, family member, or acquaintances in the app.

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Tinder is giving away COVID-19 tests, but you probably can’t get one

Tinder is giving away COVID-19 tests, but you probably can’t get one

Tinder has announced that it teamed up with EverlyWell to give free COVID-19 home tests to users in the United States, offering a bit of reassurance for those who want to go on in-person dates. Despite the new offering, you probably won't be able to get a pair of the kits -- Tinder only has 1,000 total kits up for grabs.

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Tinder is getting a background check tool: What this means for you

Tinder is getting a background check tool: What this means for you

Tinder users will soon be able to run a fairly basic background check on potential future dates, Match Group has revealed, enabling users to avoid people who have a history of violence. The background check feature will be provided by Garbo, which will only make certain details available; users won't, for example, be able to see information about traffic history and drug-related matters.

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Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Like pretty much everything that requires meeting in person, dating has been forced to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tinder today is rolling out a new feature that will allow matches to talk face to face without having to meet in person. Unsurprisingly dubbed "Face to Face" this is essentially Tinder's take on video calling with a little extra focus on security so everyone involved can be a little more comfortable video chatting with their matches for the first time.

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Tinder’s newest feature is made for dating during a pandemic

Tinder’s newest feature is made for dating during a pandemic

Swipe-based dating app Tinder has announced plans to release a new feature that's designed specifically for making connections during a pandemic. The new feature was revealed by parent company Match Group as part of its Q1 2020 financial details; the company cited social distancing and a willingness to virtually date as the reasons for the new feature.

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Tinder rolls out blue checkmarks as a way to deal with catfishing

Tinder rolls out blue checkmarks as a way to deal with catfishing

Catfishing, the activity that involves pretending to be someone other than yourself on the Internet, is a big problem on dating apps. Many users have found themselves led on by and otherwise tricked into meeting up with a stranger who wasn't the person they were expecting, leading to, in the best-case scenario, a huge waste of everyone's time. Here to help solve that problem are blue checkmarks on Tinder.

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Tinder snub of Google Play in-app payments could have a domino effect

Tinder snub of Google Play in-app payments could have a domino effect

Near the end of 2018, Epic Games made a lot of noise that criticized Valve's and Google's, but not Apple's, practice of taking a large chunk out of both direct app sales as well as in-app purchases or IAPs. This isn't really news, however, as the 30/70 revenue cut has long been in place and only now being questioned. Some apps and services have taken matters into their own hand and Tinder might be the straw that breaks the Google Play Store camel's back.

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Tinder Loops give you 2 seconds to show yourself worthy of love

Tinder Loops give you 2 seconds to show yourself worthy of love

If still images can't quite capture your dating majesty, great news: Tinder has gone live with video loop in its app. The new Tinder Loops feature was announced back in April, giving users the opportunity to add a GIF-like animated clip to their profile in the hope of making it more attention-grabbing.

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Facebook Dating is “not just hook-ups” says Zuckerberg

Facebook Dating is “not just hook-ups” says Zuckerberg

Facebook Dating was a subject of Mark Zuckerberg's keynote this morning at F8 2018. There, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook suggested Facebook would be doing more to get people together. He quoted a figure: 200m people on Facebook are listed as single. Zuckerberg made clear he wants to be the cupid that puts all people together, forever.

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Tinder app broken by Facebook: Here’s the workaround [Update: It’s back!]

Tinder app broken by Facebook: Here’s the workaround [Update: It’s back!]

Facebook probably didn't expect its privacy and API changes to impact peoples' love lives today, but it has inadvertently taken Tinder offline in the process. The dating app uses Facebook to authenticate its users and, it seems, wasn't set up to deal with the changes in the social network's policies.

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Tinder Feed, the dating app’s social updates feature, rolls out to everyone

Tinder Feed, the dating app’s social updates feature, rolls out to everyone

Tinder introduced a new feature called Feed in December, one that makes the dating app feel a bit like an actual social network. At the time, Tinder Feed was only available to users on a limited basis; only people in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada were getting access to the test. That is changing as of today, with Tinder quietly updating its announcement to reveal a global rollout to all users.

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