Tinder to add panic button along with new safety features

Jan 24 2020, 3:47 pm

On Thursday, Tinder revealed a slew of new safety features that will be added into its dating app to increase user safety. These features include an especially notable integration with personal safety app Noonlight, which will connect users to personal emergency services.

We all know somebody (or maybe you are that somebody) who’s had a bad experience using online dating apps. Maybe the person you met up with is giving you seriously creepy vibes, or they look nothing like the picture you swiped right on. Maybe they pose a serious risk to the safety of those involved. 

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With the new integration, the company will allow members to share details about upcoming dates via Noonlight’s Timeline feature, including who they are meeting, where, and when.

This new feature gives users the ability to easily and discreetly trigger emergency services if they are in need of assistance via the Noonlight app. 

“Noonlight acts as a silent bodyguard in situations when you’re alone or meeting someone for the first time,” said Brittany LeComte, co-founder and CCO of Noonlight, in a press release.

 “Now, through our integration with Tinder, it can serve as a quick backup for daters, helping to deter bad behavior and helping members meet matches with more confidence. It’s a first-of-its-kind added security measure to help protect Tinder members even when they’ve taken their interactions off the app into real life.”

For more information about Moonlight, check out the website here.