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Tinder is introducing ‘height verification’ tool to wade off people faking their heights

Tinder is introducing 'height verification' tool to wade off people faking their heights

There’s no surprise that the social networking and dating apps that you can find on any given platform are filled with people lying even about their basic details such as their names. Tinder is a popular dating app with millions of users across the globe. One of the most sought after lies on Tinder is related to the ‘height’ of the users as they can simply put any number in any format in the bio itself and there’s no way to verify if it is true or not.

According to a post on Tinder’s blog, the dating app is gearing up for ‘Heigh Verification Badge (HVB)’ feature that will validate user’s height upon input and stick a badge on their profiles with the ‘true height’ badge.

The feature’s working is simply as it requires users to click their picture with any building or similar structure in the background. Tinder then uses its own set of state-of-the-art techniques to verify if the user’s height that he/she enters matches with the height the system has analyzed through the picture. If someone enters an incorrect height, a pop-up is shown on the screen prompting to enter the correct height again and again until a true and accurate height is entered on the profile.

Once verified, an ‘HVB’ true height badge appears on the user’s profile. This will evidently drop the number of people faking their height on this dating app. For instance, it will actually drop the number of people who claim that they are 6’ when they are actually 5.6’ or 5.8’ for instance.

Tinder also stated that only 15% of the population in the U.S. is actually above 6’. Since HVB feature will reduce the number of people faking their height by almost 80% as per a projection, it will make the app really happy since indeed faking height or literally any other information hurts users as well as Tinder as a service as well.

Tinder is a popular dating app that pulls out profiles near the user by analyzing various metrics such as age, location, distance, and preference. It then shows a list of potential users that the user can either swipe left to dislike or swipe right to like. Upon mutually liking each other’s profile, two users can start communicating via Tinder at first followed by other methods if agreed upon.

People have been posting on Twitter about Tinder’s HVB tool which means it has already started gaining momentum even before it actually resonates on smartphones ‘near you’. Tinder is working towards rolling out the tool soon so check if you have received it or not.

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