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Tinder Launches Panic Button Feature for Hookups Gone Wrong

Tinder Launches Panic Button Feature for Hookups Gone Wrong

The popular hookup app Tinder is launching a new series of safety features including a panic button that will allow users to contact emergency services in case a sexual encounter becomes dangerous.

Among the new features is the ability for users to contact emergency services via Tinder’s new partnership with Noonlight, a smartphone service that allows consumers “to easily and discreetly” trigger emergency services at the touch of the screen.

The Noonlight service will also allow Tinder users to share details about upcoming dates via Noonlight’s Timeline feature, including whom they are meeting, where, and when.

Tinder’s parent company Match Group recently came under fire following reports that said some of its services don’t perform criminal background checks on their users, allowing convicted rapists and other registered sex offenders to roam freely.

Other brands in the Match Group portfolio include OKCupid and Match.com.

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