Tinder adds a panic button for dates that go wrong
Tinder follows suit right after Uber by introducing a safety button for its users.
This comes right after Uber was accused of putting users in an unsafe position when using the app.
This is the first dating app that has included this safety feature to protect its users.
The tools will be powered by Noonlight, a safety platform that Tinder made an investment in though the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
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To use the new Safety Center tools, users will have to also download Noonlight and enable the app’s location-tracking tools. Users’ dates information, such as location, will have to be manually entered into a new “Tinder Timeline” tool that can be shared with friends.
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If the user feels unsafe, they will have to open the Noonlight app and press a button that discreetly contacts Noonlight dispatchers. The dispatcher will first send them a text so they don’t have to vocally talk for help. If that’s unanswered, Noonlight will send a code and call them. If there is no answer, Noonlight will dispatch emergency services.
The aim is to let users ask for help without raising suspicions during the date. That’s why the panic tools are located within the Noonlight app.