Tinder rolls out Incognito Mode and blocking function
A popular dating app has introduced new features to ensure safe matchmaking.
Tinder said its users will now have more control over how they interact with each other. The app, most popular among 18-25-year-olds, introduced three additional features.
One of them – the Incognito Mode – is what Tinder calls a step up from hiding one’s profile entirely. Members will be able to use the like and nope buttons, but only people they liked will see them in their recommendations.
Tinder has also allowed profile blocking so users could avoid seeing people they don’t want to see, like exes or bosses.
From now on, Tinder users will also be able to report bad behavior with the “Long Press Reporting” feature designed to tap and hold offensive messages to flag them easily.
Social media app also updated ‘Does This Bother You?’(DTBY?) and ‘Are You Sure?’ features to include even more language that Tinder classifies as harmful or inappropriate.
“Since day one, Tinder has focused on delivering experiences encouraging healthy interactions and giving members control over their dating journey. Tinder introduced the concept of mutual matching, requiring both daters to Like each other before initiating a conversation, which several other dating apps and platforms have followed and are now the industry standard,” the company said in a blog post.
Additionally, the app doesn’t allow pictures to be sent directly in chats to help users avoid unwanted sexually explicit images.
According to Apptopia, Tinder was the leading dating app worldwide in 2022. It was downloaded 64 million times. In comparison, the second most popular dating app, Bumble, was downloaded 28 million times. Tinder has around 75 million active monthly users.
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