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Tinder is making it harder to get a blue verification checkmark

Mobile screenshots showing the process of adding your ID to Tinder
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In an effort to better combat catfishing, Tinder is adding an extra step to its verification process. Instead of just taking a video selfie to get a blue verification checkmark, you’ll soon need to upload a photo of your driver’s license or passport.

Once you upload your ID, Tinder will check to see whether the picture on your ID lines up with your video selfie and the photos on your profile. Tinder will also look at the date of birth listed on your driver’s license or passport to confirm your age. You should be able to use other forms of ID, as Match Group spokesperson Kayla Whaling tells The Verge that “each market is different but state or government issued photo IDs will be accepted.”

You can still verify your profile by taking a…

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