“The pandemic has dissolved the lines between our digital and physical lives. This cultural shift was already underway with our Gen Z members — but the pandemic is accelerating and broadening it to other generations,” said Tinder CEO Elie Seidman in a statement.
According to Seidman, this new way of life “has been a driving force” for innovation for Tinder. The company looks forward “to bringing new experiences, including live video, to Tinder in the near future.”
Tinder plans to launch a video-chat feature for virtual dating by the end of June https://t.co/PqhQ7yyiJI
— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) May 6, 2020
A letter to shareholders that was published on May 5th says that Tinder “clearly remains a go-to app for meeting new people, which has become an even more critical service with so many people stuck at home.”
“Tinder plans to launch one-to-one live video late in Q2,” it then added.
“As daters demonstrated strong willingness to video-date, our product and engineering teams around the world mobilized quickly to deploy one-to-one video chat capabilities on many of our platforms,” the letter read.
Fox Business reported that Tinder also added a “Passport” feature to its app last month. This allows users to reach other users from outside their home country.
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