If one thinks about dating apps, Tinder is the first name that strikes one’s mind. The popularity of the app is growing by leaps and bounds. With this popularity, comes the risk of catfishing.
To curb the increasing incidences of fake profiles and catfishing, Tinder has introduced the verification feature, so that users can easily detect fake profiles.
If you are not verified on Tinder yet, fret not. Here are all the steps to get your profile verified on Tinder.
What was the need to introduce a verification feature?
The main purpose of bringing this feature was to give more security to the people.
It is often seen that people use fake profiles on social media.
To avoid such frauds, Tinder has introduced a photo verification feature on its platform to verify the genuineness of people and ensure that they are the same people who are actually using Tinder.
Follow these steps to verify your profile on Tinder
Open the Tinder app and tap on the Profile icon.
Tap the gray checkmark next to your name/age.
In the next step select ‘Verify Your Profile’.
You will be shown a pose and click the same selfie.
Click on the selfie in the pose shown and tap on the ‘Submit for review’ button.
Once the profile is verified, Tinder will show a blue tick next to your name.
Sometimes the verification may take more time. But be patient and wait for the blue tick to appear.
Verification takes about three days
Once you have uploaded your photos, you can wait for a while.
It usually takes a maximum of two-three days to accept or reject the verification.
Tinder will notify you as soon as the verification process is complete, after which you can see a blue tick with your name.
This way you will be able to prove to yourself that you are verified.
Verification process was introduced in Japan first
The Tinder ID verification feature was first rolled out in Japan in 2019, where the company wanted to recognize that its users in this country were at least 18 years old.
Tinder there allowed its users to upload a driver’s license, passport, or health ID to prove their identity so that people can go through the verification process and get along well with each other without any risks associated.