Tinder launches new app

Staff report

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Tinder, the an app for meeting new people, has announced the availability of Tinder Social in the United States, United Kingdom and other select markets.

Tinder Social is a new feature that enables users to create groups, meet new people and plan activities together. Using Tinder Social, connections can be made in the same way they are in the real world: with groups of friends, sharing common interests and in-person experiences.

The feature was first test-launched in Australia, and Tinder found that users were looking for the same thing: a feature to help plan their night, get a crowd together, check out new places, try new things, hang with friends and make new connections. So far, Tinder users in Australia have organized pub crawls, attended concerts and more.

“Tinder Social is designed to make it as easy as possible to plan your night, get out into the real world and meet new people. The new feature takes the Tinder experience to a new level, offering our users more ways to expand their social circles and interact with potential matches,” said Sean Rad, CEO and co-founder of Tinder. “We believe it’s the ultimate tool for planning your next adventure.”

After updating the app, Tinder users can choose to “unlock” Tinder Social to gain access to the feature. To get started, users can create a group by selecting one, two or three friends who have also chosen to opt-in. Once a group is formed, members can assign a status to their group, choosing from a variety of suggested activities like “Watch the game with us,” “Going to a concert tonight,” or “Happy Hour, anyone?” Tinder users can toggle Tinder Social on and off by accessing their settings in-app at anytime.

If a group member of both groups swipes right, it’s a match. The groups combine and members can chat with each other until the conversation thread expires at noon the following day in the time zone of the group creator. Users who would prefer not to be added to groups can opt out of Tinder Social through their settings and will not appear on their friends’ lists.

To learn more about the official launch of Tinder Social, visit http://tinde.rs/2axffvh.

Staff report