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Bumble will verify profiles by asking users to take selfies

Engadget Engadget 23/09/2016 Mariella Moon
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Bumble, a dating service that you can also use to find new BFFs, has launched an unorthodox verification process specifically designed to prevent catfishing. It won't just ask you to click a link sent via email or to confirm your identity through a phone call -- no, the service will ask you to take selfies to prove you're not using somebody else's photos. If you choose to go through the process, Bumble will send you one of the 100 random photo poses it has on file. You'll then have to take a selfie copying that particular pose and send it in. Bumble says it can hand out verification badges within just a few minutes, even though real employees will authenticate and take a look at every single picture people send. According to TechCrunch, the process won't be mandatory, unless someone reported you for having a potentially fake profile. If you fail to prove you're you within seven days, Bumble will hide your profile, and you won't be able to use its features. The process will go live within a week, so you may want to practice your poses if you use the app regularly. Bumble

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