British media wrote that British users of dating apps will be able to choose whether they want their profile to show that they have been vaccinated against covid-19.
However, it is not possible to verify whether the person with this label has actually been vaccinated.
The owners of dating apps Tinder, Bumble, Badoo, Match, Hinge, Plenty of Fish, OurTime and Muzmatch have cooperated with the British government.
The idea of adding tags to dating apps was launched in the United States in May.
Some apps encourage those who are marked as free credits or have access to advanced features, which usually require additional fees.
Bumble will also allow its members to share preferences for compounds during the pandemic, such as attitudes toward physical distance and wearing masks.
British Vaccination Minister Nadhim Zahawi called the new initiative “incredibly valuable” to the UK’s covid-19 vaccination plan
A recent YouGov poll of nearly 5,000 adult Britons found that 28% of respondents do not go out with people who have not been vaccinated, while 2% of respondents do not want to be with people who have received one of the vaccines. Go out.
However, there are some concerns about vaccine status and privacy. England’s vaccination application system was revised last month, after some people objected to the ability to enter basic information such as name and postal code to estimate how many vaccines an individual has received.
Privacy researcher Stephanie Hare (Stephanie Hare) said that because the label is voluntarily affixed and does not require official documents, the privacy risk is extremely low.
“In the gay male community, sharing HIV status has become commonplace,” she added.
To date, LGBTQ dating apps (such as Grinder and Scruff) have not been included in the government’s covid-19 vaccination plan.