Tinder introduces new video chat feature

Online dating App, Tinder is making online dating more personal in this pandemic. With social distancing being encouraged and enforced throughout the world, I know you weren’t going to up and go on a blind date from Tinder (right?).

And now you don’t even have to consider that possibility as Tinder is adding video-chat feature to its popular app by the end of June, allowing those in isolation to virtually meet one-on-one.

The feature was announced during the Match Group’s, Tinder’s parent company, first quarter earnings. This is the largest addition to the platform since launching in 2012.

Along with the video chatting service, Tinder also shared that it has seen a surge in usage during the pandemic – with women users swiping 37 percent more each day than before.

Tinder clearly remains a go-to app for meeting new people, which has become an even more critical service with so many people stuck at home, and Tinder plans to launch one-to-one live video late in Q2,’ reads the letter to shareholders from Match Group CEO Shar Dubey .

‘Tinder’s product roadmap for the year largely remains on track, and we remain committed to developing and testing a number of new revenue features in 2020, though priorities could shift quickly depending on how the crisis continues to unfold.’