The Tinder dating app introduces a panic button. This is intended to increase user security, the company wrote in a message. Thanks to a partnership with the “Noonlight” app, Tinder users could be directly connected to the police in an emergency,
Here’s how it works: When users press and release a button on their cell phone, their location is transferred to the headquarters. From there, «Noonlight» employees can notify the police or other emergency services if the Tinder user does not report again and says that the situation has calmed down.
The feature will be available in the US from next Tuesday. It is not known when and whether Switzerland will receive the update.
Contact with sex offenders
Tinder also gets a kind of security center, an area within the app that is designed to keep users up to date on the subject of security when dating. For example, a quiz is offered to prevent users from giving private information to chat partners too quickly.
Online dating has become a huge topic. Millions of people worldwide find their partners on the Internet or with the help of apps. But this type of dating is also associated with dangers. For example, if you come across people with the wrong profiles. At the end of 2019, for example, the Buzzfeed website drew attention to a number of cases of women who came into contact with sex offenders in this way. (VOF)