TINDER on Wednesday announced that it will be rolling out a background check feature for its users.
Starting soon, more than 8 million Tinder users in the US will have access to background checks on their matches through Garbo, a nonprofit organization owned by Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, acquired in 2021.
Match Group actually announced in 2021 that it was partnering with Garbo for background checks, however, the company hasn’t shared any updates on the partnership until this week.
According to the blog post, the background check tool is part of Tinder’s “injury notification approach” that aims to make the app “a safer and more inclusive community”.
Other safety features being rolled out by Tinder include mandatory in-house training from the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN).
This training will allow Tinder staff to “better understand how survivors can respond to sexual violence and describe those experiences, how to recognize serious reports that may use vague terminology and how to react in a trauma-informed way to these types of reports” according to the blog post.
“By adopting trauma-informed support approaches, Tinder will be better positioned to support members who may have been going through it,” said Clara Kim, Vice President of Counseling Services at RAINN. hurt and take faster, more transparent action against the bad guys,” said Clara Kim, Vice President of Consulting Services at RAINN.
Tinder is also providing more transparency when it comes to reporting and giving survivors a “more direct way” to report someone they’ve never met, even if they’ve waited a while. when reporting.
Additionally, users will now be given the choice of whether or not they want to receive follow-up information on actions taken after they’ve reported someone.
For users who don’t feel comfortable reporting, the app is offering “various support options” available in the Tinder Safety Center, including Tinder’s 24/7 crisis-specific text line.
Tracey Breeden said: “Our members are trusting us with an incredibly sensitive and vulnerable part of their lives, and we believe we have a responsibility to support them in every part of their lives. this journey, even if they had bad experiences on and off the app,” Tinder and Match Group’s vice president of safety and social advocacy, in a statement.
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