Tinder adds a panic button for dates that go wrong


Tinder has followed Uber’s ‘footsteps”  in adding in-app safety features for dates that become unsafe.

The dating app added new safety features, including a panic button that alerts safety authorities if something goes wrong during a date. Tinder has also added the ability to check-in, telling friends your exact location.
Safety Center will roll out to US users in late January.

The tools will be powered by Noonlight, a safety platform that Tinder made an investment in. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

To use the new Safety Center tools, users will have to also download Noonlight and enable the app’s location-tracking tools.

Users’ dates information, such as location, will have to be manually entered into a new “Tinder Timeline” tool that can be shared with friends, CNN reports.

If the user feels unsafe, they will have to open the Noonlight app and press a button that discreetly contacts Noonlight dispatchers.

The dispatcher will first send them a text so they don’t have to vocally talk for help. If that’s unanswered, Noonlight will send a code and call them. If there are no answer, Noonlight will dispatch emergency services

Here's what the Tinder Timeline looks like.