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The photo verification system requires daters to take a selfie in real time that matches a pose shown by a model in a sample image. For now, humans will be checking the photos and verifying that people are who they say they are, but the goal is to eventually offload that task to software.
Bumble introduced a similar system for its users in People cut and grow their hair, gain and lose weight, and age, meaning the profile photos used to verify themselves will eventually be outdated. If it did, they can report the person.
The feature sounds similar to one launched by Instagram in that detects offensive comments, although in that case, Instagram gives users the power to automatically hide the comments. Noonlight syncs with various apps and devices, including Tinder, to provide on-call emergency service assistance. Noonlight will ask for a PIN to cancel that request at first.
If no action is taken, emergency services will be called.
Uber built a similar emergency calling feature into its app inas well as a safety center. Still, the offensive comment feature and emergency calling could have wide-reaching effects that might not only change the culture of chatting on the app for the better, but also give daters more peace of mind that they have a way out of a dangerous situation if necessary.
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