A panic button is one of the new safety features Tinder will be launching for their cyber romantics this year

Photo by Tiago Felipe Ferreira.
Photo by Tiago Felipe Ferreira.

The new section of the app, called Safety Center, will be available to U.S. users next Tuesday. 

Another update will include the option for users to inform friends of their location. Tinder's parent company, Match, will roll out the safety features to its other companies, OkCupid, Hinge, and Match.Com later this year.

Users will have to download the safety platform, Noonlight, in order to enable the features. 

Hopefully the safety features will be availed to other countries (including South Africa) over the next few months.

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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