Tinder really took online dating by storm in 2017, its become one of the top dating apps with thousands of success stories.
How Tinder makes money
The company is featured as a free app allowing users to set their location radius and search their surrounding areas for the perfect date. The premium version allows users to set their location to another city, and rewind swiped matches for when your friend gets hold of your phone.
Tinder also announced another paid upgrade in 2017; tinder gold, this new feature enables users to see who’s already matched them before swiping yes or no.
Plans For New Updates
Last week tinder announced some exciting new features; their aim is to make it feel far easier to get to know the person you’re matched with. The aim according to the CEO of tinder is ‘to blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds of dating’.
The new features are currently in testing but are expected to be available for users in early 2018.
As app companies merge and take inspiration from each other it’s no surprise tinder is launching a new ‘Feed’; something we’ve seen on facebook, twitter and Instagram.
The feeds will feature your favourite songs on Spotify, and your Instagram account to enable possible matches to see more of what you may have in common before starting a conversation.
The new feature may encourage users to swipe matches more carefully; aware of the information they are sharing when two users have both swiped right and a match is found.
At the moment the new features are only in testing; we’re expecting to see the latest update released in early 2018 once it’s been given the go ahead. We’re keen to see how it’s going to affect the privacy of users and how they plan to protect users.