If you are one of those persons who like to observe their friends and secretly concoct ways of getting them hooked up, then this new Tinder feature could be just the thing for you.
According to a recent statement made by the company, they are currently testing the option of playing matchmaker on their platform, by using a simple “Share” button.
Let’s say you are browsing for potential matches and you stumble upon an interesting profile, yet not quite the best choice for you. On the other hand, you know one of your friends is single and looking for someone who fits that description.
Well, you can now press the “Share” button and send a temporary link to one of your friends, giving them the ability to access that person’s profile. The link will expire at either five clicks or 72 hours.
There are some people who issued concerns about the fact that Tinder’s new feature could violate their users’ privacy. Twitter user Lyricismist says that “The potential for unwelcome sharing and bullying is mind boggling.”
Nevertheless, as Forbes rightly points out, users can already share other peoples’ profiles by simply taking a screenshot and sending it to their friends.
It is actually a commonly used method when someone is not quite sure if they want to approach a particular person, so they show their profile to their friends in the hopes of getting some sort of feedback.
Nevertheless, if you are not comfortable with the idea of people officially sharing your profile, you can choose to disable this new option from the Discovery settings.
Since it is only in the testing phase, this option is currently available for a small number of users and its appearance and functionality is different according to peoples’ locations. Nevertheless, if this idea proves to be successful, the company will probably extend it to all users.
Tinder is currently one of the most popular dating apps in the world. Even though it’s only been launched a few short years ago, it has over 50 million users in 140 countries and has reportedly generated some 9 million matches so far.
The prototype was called Matchbox and, much like Facebook, it was originally available only for college campuses within the US.
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