Tinder Media Sharing
Incorporating consent into design.
I was talking to someone on Tinder about different photo editing apps we use. I suggested HUJI Cam, an app that adds light leaks, timestamps and other cool effects to photos.
Unfortunately, it requires an in-app purchase to be able to import photos from Camera Roll and edit them in the app. I had made the purchase because I really wanted to edit a picture.
She did not want to pay for a photo editing app she might not use, so I suggested to send me her photo and I could run it through the app and send back the edited version. We both quickly realized that it is not possible to send pictures over Tinder. Below is a screenshot of the rest of our conversation.
I started out by sketching out some potential ideas.
The key to this design had to be mutual consent, so I decided on a message notification system that involves a simple request and a quick response.
The request is created the first time a person tries to send a picture/video.
A message notification in the chat then quickly allows the request recipient to decide whether or not to allow media-sharing by the requester.
Once the requestee has responded, the requester receives a notification with their response. If accepted, the requester can then open the camera or choose media from Camera Roll.
If media sharing is accepted, the next time either party in the conversation taps on the camera icon in the bottom bar, they will be able to select media from the camera roll or capture media by opening the camera.
If the media-sharing permission is granted, the two people can share photos freely. However, if either party ever feels the need to rescind this permission, they can go into the 'flag' option in the conversation and do so.