The world's largest dating network Badoo recently rolled out a new feature called 'Selfie Request,' which is designed to eliminate catfishing and make the app a safer space for women. While online dating has become the norm, many people continue to find that other users misrepresent themselves on their profile. With the launch of Badoo's newest feature, users will be able to verify the identity of their match before moving forward with a date.
The Selfie Request feature allows female users to request photos from male users following an initial message. The male user can then choose to send a selfie or decline the request. Not only does the new feature allow daters to confirm the identify of their match, but it also helps women feel more confident about who they are meeting. As Badoo spokesperson and dating expert Joey Hadfield explains, "We've spoken to many women to find out what they really want from a dating platform and the two things that repeatedly surface as top priorities are safety and efficiency."