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Tinder launches video chat so you can see your matches ‘Face to Face’

Tinder launches video chat so you can see your matches ‘Face to Face’
Tinder launches video chat so you can see your matches ‘Face to Face’
Tinder’s new ‘Face to Face’ video chat feature (Tinder)

Tinder has launched a new feature called ‘Face to Face’ that allows people who have matched on the dating app to video chat with each other.

The company says that no personal data is required to begin video chatting and that has been developed with users’ safety in mind.

‘Face to Face was built by the Tinder Trust and Safety team, and ultimately ensures control along the way, prioritising member’s safety,’ the company said in a press release.

‘After testing the feature earlier this year, Face to Face is carefully designed, and includes some key differences which stand out from your typical video experience.’

Here’s how it lays out the rules for its new video chat option:

  • We let you both decide when it’s time for video: Tinder pioneered how you can only chat once you’ve both Liked each other. Just like matching, we want to make sure you’re on the same page with video: so Face to Face is enabled on a match-by-match basis. Once the conversation is flowing and you’re ready to show you’re interested in a Face to Face, tap the video icon. The feature won’t be enabled until you’ve both opted in. And don’t worry: it doesn’t tell your match when you toggle it on.
  • You can disable it at any time:  Just like you can enable the possibility of a Face to Face on a match-by-match basis, you can also toggle it off at any point. Not feeling like a video chat today? No problem. 
  • We set the stage: After Face to Face is unlocked, callers must agree to our ground rules so your chat can start on the right foot. 
  • You can see eye-to eye: No one should be put in the corner when it comes to getting to know a match. Conversation is a two-way street, and it’s better when you’re together 50/50. Plus, this helps you make sure you’re putting your best face forward with your match. 
  • We want to know how it goes: Once the call has ended, we’ll ask how it went. Remember: you can send a report to our team at any time once the call ends. 
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - AUGUST 08: A smart phone with the dating app Tinder is seen on the screen in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on August 08, 2018. (Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images)
Tinder is swiping right on new features (Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images)

Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust and Safety Product at Tinder, said: ‘We’re excited to share that our Face to Face feature is rolling out to our global community  after receiving positive feedback from our members who have had early access to it.’

‘This adds to our growing list of features built focused on member safety throughout their dating journey, like Photo Verification, Safety Center and our offensive message detection technology.’

The feature will roll out globally from today, October 27, 2020.