How to meet people during lockdown? Times are hard for singles, fortunately Tinder is still there for you, it has come up with a solution
|source: Tinder pressroom|
With the current measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, dating is complicated. Even dating applications are no longer easy, since curfew prevents you from setting up a date with your match. A complicated time for singles, but don't lose hope, Tinder has a solution. The undisputed leader in this field has already been revolutionizing dating for many years, and doesn't intend to stop there.
Tinder has just introduced a new feature, simple, it is true, but functional. The dating application will implement video calls within its platform. So yes, at first, we can imagine that this feature will be a Chatroulette-like disaster. However, Match Group was very clear on one point: security. The addition of such a feature has been thought through long and hard, and the group assures that security has been put at the forefront.
Security and consent are paramount.
"Face to Face" will only be activated and only if both people want it. If only one of them clicks on the camera button, the other will not be alerted. Bumble, one of the few non-Match Group dating applications, has been offering a similar feature for some time now. The company doesn't seem to complain about it, and neither do the users, since double consent is required to launch the video.
Tinder has written a document that unveils all the features deployed with Face to Face. This huge list reveals, among other things, that Face to Face can easily be disabled, that a set of basic rules must be agreed upon, but also that it is possible to send a report to Tinder when a situation has made a user uncomfortable. Tinder has already started testing this feature in a few countries, but this time the roll out is official, and international.
Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust and Safety Product Division at Tinder, said:
"We are delighted to share with you the fact that our Face to Face functionality is being deployed in our global community after receiving positive feedback from our members who accessed it early on. This is in addition to our growing list of features designed to keep members safe throughout their dating journey, such as photo verification, security center and our offensive message detection technology.
Tinder was launched in 2012, since then the application has had over 340 million downloads. Tinder is not stopping there, and continues to innovate for the benefit of its users.