Apple says it is working to improve the dating app Apple’s dating app, Tinder, has faced criticism for allowing users to use fake names and photos.
Apple’s App Store ratings have been steadily declining for several years.
In a blog post published Tuesday, Apple said that it is actively working to fix the problem, and that the company has also started using “verified users” who are verified in a similar way to the company’s verified user community.
“As a result, we’re rolling out a series of enhancements and updates to improve Tinder for people with fake names, photos, and phone numbers,” the post said.
“We’re also doing a little more to track and limit the number of fake users that we allow in the first place.
Tinder has been a big hit with the app’s user base, but the problem with fake users has persisted for some time.”
The post went on to say that Tinder has begun using a new verification system called “verified user verification,” or VVR.
“It allows users to have their photo verified, their phone number verified, and their name verified with a verification code that we send to their phone,” the company said.
Tinder users can now “submit a verification message to verify their identity or verify their photo, or submit a verification to verify an account.”
Tinder users also can create a “friends list” to send messages to their friends.
The app also now allows users who are looking for a partner to add another Tinder user to their list.
Tinder’s latest updates came after a recent report by Vice’s Mark Mullenweg that found Tinder users are using fake accounts and fake photos to date, and even to get pregnant.
The report said that about half of Tinder users reported that they had tried to get a date, using fake names or fake photos, without success.
In March, Tinder announced a new “dating safety” feature that will help users stay safe on the dating apps by allowing users who have an unhealthy relationship to “change their profile picture.”
Tinder also recently announced a “no-match” policy that will block users from dating other Tinder users that match the user’s profile.
The company has not yet announced a fix for the problem.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.