Dating app Tinder is rolling out one-to-one video calling for its users, which could prove popular as the pandemic limits the chts of in-person dating. The free "Face to Face" feature will only be enabled if both people want it, and if only one clicks the video icon, the other will not be alerted. The feature, which has been built by the firm's chatts and safety team, will only let people chat to each other if both are chats people the camera.
It has ly been trialled kelly grand rapids escort a small of users in a handful of countries, but will now roll out worldwide.
According to app measurement firm AppAnnie, Tinder remains in the top three lifestyle apps despite the global pandemic making dating in-person much harder. In May, Tinder's then chief executive Elie Seidman said that the coronavirus had had a dramatic effect on the way people used the app.
Although engagement was up - the app saw a record three billion swipes on one day in March - there was less interest in paid-for premium subscriptions. The app has been downloaded more than million peoplf since launch inbut only six million pay for its "gold" service.
Coronavirus: Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating. The firm said the new feature would put safety first.
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Published 20 May.