Emergency button for warning of hazardous situations appears in Tinder

The dispatcher will call the user to check the situation and call the police if he does not answer.

In the Tinder dating application, an emergency button will appear to alert you of dangerous situations. About this writes the Wall Street Journal. In case of danger, managers will call special services to the location of the user.

The appearance of the function is due to the fact that the Match Group company, which owns Tinder, has acquired a stake in the Noonlight application, which tracks the location of users and notifies special services in case of a life threat.

The function will be free. When the user presses the emergency button, he will be asked to enter a special code. If a person does not do this, then a message will be sent to him. If he does not answer, the Noonlight employee will call the user. If the person does not pick up the phone or confirms a request for help, the dispatcher will call the police.

To use the function, the user will have to give the application access to location data. Match Group assured users that it would not use the information for marketing purposes. In addition, users who activate the function will be marked with special stickers in the application. The company expects this to be a deterrent for dishonest users.

The company will test a new feature at the end of January in the United States. In which countries it will be available after release, not yet reported.

In the summer of 2019, the company began to warn LGBT people about traveling to countries with a ban on same-sex relationships. Upon arrival in such countries, the application hides information about orientation for security purposes. To identify problem countries, the company collaborated with the International Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersexuals (ILGA). The list includes 69 states.

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