Tinder is testing a new feature called Places, which uses users' location tracking to increase the chances of combining. In February of this year, Match Group, the company that owns the relationship app, had already stated that the service would win a series of location-based tools and Tinder Places is one of them.
Caught by The Verge, the novelty allows users of the app who frequent the same place to view the profiles associated with the location on a map within the Tinder itself. The tool is still in the testing phase and there is no forecast of when or if it will, in fact, be implemented in the stable version of the program.
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According to a kind of FAQ of the functionality, the place where the person is will not be displayed in real time. Instead, the profile is associated with the establishment only after leaving the place for a while that period has not yet been specified. After 28 days, the place will expire from the user's recently visited list, but there is still the option to adjust or remove the establishments where you want to be found within the application.
Tinder Places test map Photo: Reproduo / The Verge
Tinder guarantees that only social places will be displayed on the map, excluding the possibility that locations such as medical offices, banks or even homes will appear in the search for the application. However, if the person does not want to join a new function, simply disable it in the app settings.
On the 11th, Tinder's Product Director, Jeff Morris Jr., revealed in a tweet that the flirting app is working on some new features this year. Among them would be the inclusion of videos in looping, the option of women to send a message first and the location tracking feature.
There are those who believe that Tinder ads seek to clash with the dating tool announced by Facebook at the beginning of the same month. Facebook Dating will be focused on serious relationships and have a social character similar to Tinder Places, as it promises to offer connections through social network groups and events, expanding the possibility of matches through common interests.
In addition to Places, Tinder has also been experimenting, since April, with Boomerang-style videos from Instagram on users' profiles. Tinder Loops can only be accessed by users of the iOS system (iPhone) in Canada and Sweden and, according to the company, the resource will reach other countries if the test response is positive.
Tinder Loops allows you to add short videos to the user's profile photo Photo: Divulgao / Tinder
The chronological feed is a good example of a resource that was first tested in a certain market to later win the world. A trial version had been launched, in December 2017, for users in Australia, New Zealand and Canada and only in March did it reach other countries.
Via The Verge and TechCrunch