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Tinder Introduces New Safety and Privacy Features


Tinder, a popular 18+ dating platform, has introduced new features for its users aimed at providing safe matchmaking.

One of the newly introduced features is Incognito Mode. According to Tinder, it is a way to heighten profile invisibility. This means that users will be able to use the “like” and “nope” buttons, however, enabling this feature only allows people they liked to see them in their recommendations.

Apart from the incognito mode feature, Tinder also introduced profile blocking. As the name explains, this feature allows users to block profiles they don’t want to see. Such people may be exes bosses, colleagues, and family members depending on how discreet a user may desire to be.

The “Long press reporting feature” is another newly introduced feature. The new feature allows users to report or flag offensive messages with a tap or hold.

The platform implemented abbreviations such as DTBY, which means, “Does this bother you” and AYS which means, ”Are you sure”, to classify inappropriate languages.

Tinder Ranked #1 Most Popular Dating Platform

Initially, Tinder brands itself as the most popular dating app after gaining 64 million downloads, according to Apptopia. The platform claims to be far ahead of the competition. One of its competitors, Bumble, gained 28 million downloads last year to become the second most popular dating app and would need to double its performance to narrow the margin.

Match Group, the platform’s parent company, stated that Tinder always focuses on delivering experiences that encourage healthy interactions and give users total control over their dating journey. The platform introduced mutual matchmaking, requiring both users to agree before initiating a conversation.

This method had widespread implementation by other different dating apps to the extent that it’s now the standard. It noted that Tinder disallows users from sending and receiving images to prevent unwanted and sexual content in users’ direct messages.

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