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Tinder Launches 'Face To Face' Video Call Feature

Tinder Launches 'Face To Face' Video Call Feature

Tinder has launched a new 'Face to Face' video call feature.

The feature will allow members who have matched to share a video call with 'some key differences which stand out from your typical video experience'.

Tinder video calls are here people. Credit: Tinder
Tinder video calls are here people. Credit: Tinder

Following tests earlier this year, it is now rolling out globally, which is just as well given that old fashioned real-world dates are a little tricky - or even illegal - in parts of the world at the moment, thanks to the pandemic.

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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."

Once users have matched with someone, they will be able to activate the feature, with calls only possible once both parties have activated the feature.

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The match will not be made aware of whether the user has enabled the feature and it can be turned on or off at any time.

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The feature is designed with safety in mind. Credit: Tinder
The feature is designed with safety in mind. Credit: Tinder
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In case you're worried your perfectly honed one-liners will fail you in this world of video dating, Tinder has also shared some top tips to get you going:

  • Start slow - Just because we're virtual, doesn't mean romantic penmanship is lost. Speaking via text on Tinder is a great way to get to know someone and kick things off, then when you both feel comfortable, tap the video icon and get to know your match a little better.
  • Be flexible - Once you've agreed with your match to move from messaging to a video call, be willing to work around when best suits your match and find a time that's good for both of you - you want to be feeling at your best and most comfortable!
  • Keep it interesting with a background or accessories - An unusual hat or piece of jewellery can help get the conversation flowing immediately when you have your first Face to Face meeting. Better yet, why not position yourself in front of an interesting background, such as your book case to show just a hint of your personality or your favourite poster to spark conversation.
  • Be understanding - Taking your conversation from text to video can be daunting, so be understanding if your match wants to duck out of the conversation or would like to keep messaging for a little longer. Good things come to those who wait!
  • Suggest an activity - Just like a date IRL, sometimes nerves can kick in and put a lot of pressure on finding common ground. If you suggest a light-hearted game of Pictionary, or cooking up a dish together, then it should help to ease these initial nerves.
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Pretty handy.

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Topics: World News, Dating, Relationships, Tinder, Technology

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