Dating apps have slipped up as far as traction is concerned during the coronavirus pandemic and Tinder hopes that this move will help the app regain its users.
Popular dating app Tinder is planning to make dating possible and easier for its users in the times of coronavirus. On Wednesday, the company made an announcement that they have begun testing Face to Face video chatting feature. Taking to their blog, Tinder said that they will introduce the video chat test feature for some of its members in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Peru and Chile.
Dating apps have slipped up as far as traction is concerned during the coronavirus pandemic and Tinder hopes that this move will help the app regain its users. The company also said that while developing the feature they had full cognizance of the security and privacy of the users.
“One answer was clear when we were developing Face to Face, though: our Trust and Safety Team should build it. We prioritize safety in everything we do and understand that putting yourself out there and meeting new people requires a certain level of both control and comfort. So we built our feature with some thoughtful tweaks that help it stand out from your typical video experience. And no, you don’t have to worry about unwanted calls,” Tinder said in a blog post.
Tinder informs that a call can only be made when both people have liked each other on the app. “We want to make sure you’re on the same page with video: so Face to Face is enabled on a match-by-match basis. Once the conversation is flowing and you’re ready to show you’re interested in a Face to Face, tap the video icon. The feature won’t be enabled until you’ve both opted in. And don’t worry: it doesn’t tell your match when you toggle it on,” the blog reads.
It should be mentioned here that this feature is currently under development and there has not been any official rollout of the same.