Tinder is the most used “dating” application in the world. The application for Android and iOS has already proven that it can create emotional bonds in its users and, personally, I have already met some successful couples who met through the application.
However, it is not always easy to find the better half. In certain situations it can even be dangerous. After all, you’re going to meet a stranger in person with little to know about that person.
Panic button on Tinder is the new safety factor
Certainly for this reason, Tinder decided to create a partnership with an American security company (Noonlight) and intends to create a system that gives users the opportunity to click on the panic button in case the meeting goes wrong.
It should be noted that this measure is expressly for personal safety. That is, because you discover that your date doesn’t like crossfit after all, you won’t need to click on the panic button. Just finish the meeting in the most friendly way possible.
How the feature will work
When clicking on the panic button, a notification will be sent to the application for the user to enter their secret code. If it is not answered, an SMS will be sent with the same question.
If. even so, this message is not answered, the Noonlight team will make a call to the user to find out what’s going on. In the worst case scenario, the team will send a request to the emergency authorities to continue investigating the case.
Enabling in-app location is essential
Tinder points out that for this feature to work perfectly, the user must activate the location in the application. However, in the face of those most concerned with privacy, the company ensured that this location will only be obtained by the company Noonlight in order to provide security assistance to the user.
This new feature will arrive in the USA next month, however, still nothing is known about when it will arrive in UK. It should be noted that it is believed that Tinder has to get companies to manage this security. Just like Noonlight is doing in the USA.
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