Tinder will now allow users to have access to a low-cost background check option.
The tool will let users run background checks on prospective dates.
Match Group inc. has been developing the tool since March last year.
Tinder members who tap the feature in the app’s safety center will be directed to Garbo to fill in information about themselves as well as details about their match, such as name and phone number.
Garbo will surface arrests and convictions for certain violent crimes, as well as sex offender registry status, and indicate whether it has high, medium or low confidence in the results.
“This is the first that’s been done in this industry,” said Tracey Breeden, head of safety and social advocacy at Match Group.
This will be a big step for Tinder as it continues to address concerns about the safety of users.
The new online background check platform will be made available to the general public in the U.S.