Tinder is beefing up its user warnings in order to encourage “good in-app behaviour,” the app said in a press release.
This is far from the first time the dating app has tried to discourage disrespectful and/or creepy messages on its platform. The ‘Does This Bother You?’ feature, introduced in 2020, flags potentially-inappropriate messages and asks the user on the receiving end if they wish to report it. The following year, Tinder launched ‘Are You Sure?’, a similar feature for those sending such messages. Using machine learning, the feature detects harmful language and asks users if they’re sure they want to send those messages.
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Tinder also updated its Community Guidelines last year, attempting to increase “authenticity, respect, and inclusivity” on the app. As part of the changes, Tinder removed social media handles from bios to foster personal connections as opposed to networking. Tinder also asked users not to catfish and not to send false reports, either.