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Tinder adds panic button to app

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Tinder adds panic button to app

Tinder adds panic button to app

Starting Tuesday, dating app users may have noticed some new elements designed to keep them safe.

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Tinder adds panic button to app

SOME DATING APPS AREIMPLEMENTING NEW MEASURES TOKEEP USERS SAFE.TINDER HAS ROLLED OUT SEVERALNEW FEATURES..

INCLUDING A PANICBUTTON.FOX 47'S KYLIE KHAN SPOKE WITH9-1-1 DISPATCHERS..

TO FIND OUTHOW IT WILL WORK.MICHAEL ARMITAGE, EATON COUNTY911 DIRECTORIT'S WORKING WITH SOMETHINGCALLED NOONLIGHT WHICH IS LIKEAN ALARM SERVICE, LIKE AMONITORING SERVICE.

THAT ALARMWILL BE RECEIVED BY THEM ANDTHEN THEY WILL CONTACT US.

NATS"EATON COUNTY DISPACTCH WHAT'STHE LOCATION OF YOUR EMERGENCY?"NOONLIGHT WILL GIVE CENTRALDISPATCH A LINK TO THE USER'SLOCATION.WYATT MOLL, MSU STUDENTI ACTUALLY THINK IT'S PRETTYSMART.

TINDER CAN KIND OF BE ADANGEROUS PLACE SOMETIMES.ESPECIALLY IN TODAY'S UNIVERSE,TECHNOLOGY CAN BE NOT SUCH AGREAT THING AND HAVING THATPANIC BUTTON ALLOWS PEOPLE TOGET OUT OF THAT SITUATION.BAILEIGH GRABOW, MSU STUDENTI THINK IT'S A GOOD SAFETYPRECAUTION.

I DON'T KNOW HOWWELL IT'LL BE USED, BUT I THINKIT'S DEFINITELY ABETTER, SAFE OPTION TO KEEPPEOPLE PROTECTED.KYLIE KHANNOW THE PANIC BUTTON ISN'TSOMETHING THAT JUST SHOWS UP ONYOUR APP.

YOU HAVE TO GO TOSETTINGS, HELP AND SUPPORT,SAFETY AND SECURITY, THEN YOUOPEN A CHAT AND TAP THENOONLIGHT LOGO.

IT'LL TAKE YOUTO THEIR WEBSITE WHERE YOU CANSHARE YOUR INFORMATION.TINDER ISN'T THE FIRST APP TOCONNECT USERS WITH EMERGENCYSERVICES.MICHAEL ARMITAGE, EATON COUNTY911 DIRECTORWE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST INMICHIGAN TO WORK WITH ANINTEGRATION WITH UBER.

THAT WASPROBABLY ONE OFTHE FIRST ONES THAT CAME OUTWITH AN APP EMERGENCYINTEGRATION.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN AHUGE INFLUX OF CALLS FROM THAT.ARMITAGE SAYS IT'S STILL BETTERTO CALL OR TEXT 9- 1-1.NOONLIGHT DOESN'T TELLDISPATCHERS ANYTHING ABOUT THEEMERGENCY BESIDES THE LOCATION.IF YOU'RE ABLE TO TEXT AND SENDUS A MESSAGE WE HAVE KIND OFCONTEXT AND UNDERSTANDING AS TOWHAT'S GOING ON.

WE CANHOPEFULLY TRY TO ASK SOMEQUESTIONS TO GET A BETTERLOCATION AS TOWHERE YOU ARE, BUT AT ALL MEANS,IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY ANDTHAT'S THE RESOURCE AVAILABLE TOYOU, THAT'S THE EASIEST THINGFOR YOU TO USE, DEFINITELY USEIT.

KYLIE KAHN, FOX 47 NEWSTINDER ALSO INTRODUCED PHOTOVERIFICATION..

TO PREVENT CATFISHING..ALONG WITH A FEATURE TO DETECTHARRASSMEN




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