Hinge plans to add video verification feature as ‘romance scams’ soar

A spread of Hinge’s existing profile features. | Image: Hinge

Match Group dating app Hinge is rolling out a new verification feature next month that will allow users to prove who they say they are by filming a short video selfie, Wired reports. The optional feature will prompt users to record a short clip, which Match Group will then compare against the photos posted on their profiles using a combination of machine learning tools and human moderation. If a user passes the test, their profile gets a “Verified” badge, providing an additional assurance to would-be daters.

The launch of the feature comes as the amount of money lost as part of so-called “romance scams” is soaring. In February, the FTC reported

that people lost a record $547 million to these scams in 2021, an increase of 80 percent…

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