Tinder Is Testing The Ability To Play Matchmaker With Swipe Share Profiles

Tinder Is Testing To Play Matchmaker

Tinder Is Testing The Ability To Play Matchmaker With Swipe Share Profiles

Tinder is currently one of the most popular dating apps in the world since quite a long time when it comes to meeting with new people and also in the niche of dating. However it’s only been launched a few years back, it has more than 50 million users in 140 countries and has approximately 9 million matches so far. The company has been coming out with several updates for their application and has been growing rather quickly.

Tinder is not just an app that allows user to meet and date new people, it is also an application which is very addictive and the user hooked on to it for quite a long time in a day. According to a recent report made by Tinder, The app has introduced a new update which allows the users to play matchmakers on their platform, by using a simple “Share” button. Now the user will be able to share profiles with their friends.

The new feature will appear in the form of a share button and will allow users to send a link to the profile to another user only via text — the shared profile will expire in 72 hours or after five clicks, whichever happens first.

If we are swiping through Tinder and we come across a person who we believe is a right match for our friend, now we can easily share a link to that profile with our friends. A new icon has been added to the app below the picture of the persons, and below that photo, the user gets the icon for ‘sharing’ their profile. After sharing a profile with a friend, their friend will have the choice that allows him to swipe "yes" or "no" on the proposed profile. At that point, they will have to wait whether the match is made.

It is a commonly used method when someone is not quite sure that they want to approach a particular person, so they show their profile to their friends in the hopes of getting some kind of input.

The link will automatically stop working after five clicks or 72 hours, keeping privacy concerns in mind. Users who do not want their profile shared can deactivate that option under ‘discovery settings’. This is quite an interesting update from the company, allowing you to play Cupid.

The new feature has some support from the scientific community. Duke University and Harvard Business School collaborated in 2014 on a study of playing matchmaker and found that it increases the general happiness of the population.

“It was one of the most popular requests from our users,” said Rosette Pambakian, a vice president at Tinder. “So we are testing it.”

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