Tinder is getting new features, such as videos, discovery sections, and hotspots in the profile. According to the dating platform, Tinder’s new features “lay the foundation for a deeper and richer next-generation Tinder.” The dating platform will allow users to add videos to their personal profiles. In addition, Tinder has added Hot Takes, a social experience that allows users to chat with someone before matching. Finally, the dating app also adds an exploration section, allowing users to discover people based on common interests.
Commenting on the new features, Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone said: “In the post-COVID world, the new generation of daters has put more demands on us: more ways to show your true self, more enjoyment The way to interact with others virtually, and to better control the people they meet on Tinder and the way they communicate.”
In addition to photos that users can upload, Tinder now allows users to add videos to their profiles. According to the company, “Videos provide a new way for Gen Z to tell true stories and represent Tinder’s evolution to a multi-dimensional experience, reflecting what dating will look like in 2021.” Tinder said that Gen Z accounts for the majority of its user base. above 50.
In addition, Tinder will now let users chat with each other through its new Hot Takes feature before matching on the dating platform. The new feature will also have a timer, and the user must make a decision before the timer runs out. Hot Takes will be available from 6pm to 12am (midnight) every day. This feature was built on Swipe Night, which was held for the first time on September 12, and users participated in a shared storyline.
Tinder also added a new exploration section, allowing users to discover new people based on common interests and passions. For example, if users are interested in roller skating or baking, they will be able to find people interested in roller skating or baking, respectively. Tinder also announced that once launched in the next few weeks, its Hot Takes and other in-app activities will be integrated into the “Explore” section. In addition to the upcoming Explore, other new features have also been introduced to users.