After the anticipation that video call appointments would come to the Tinder application, the company has started the test in the first countries, including Spain. Video calls will be made with security in mind: they are by mutual agreement, face to face, with the maximum respect for Tinder’s rules and any of the participants may leave the meeting when they wish.
The mobile phone is an excellent window to the search for the next partner since we always have the phone on us, and it stays connected, any contact application with a good user base is bound to succeed. And no dating app is better known (and imitated) than Tinder, the famous ‘It’s a match’ platform. Which is also your favourite? Well, now you have a new way to engage in conversation besides text messaging: video calls.
Video calls from Tinder: virtual appointments on your mobile
The novelty has begun on the platform, as specified by the company itself. With a test so far located in 13 countries (United States, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Peru and Chile), and with privacy and security in mind, new virtual dates are now a reality for some users.
In order to establish a video call, it is essential that both participants have a ‘match’ and that they both agree to start a video date. The application will propose the ‘Face to Face’ seeking approval and making clear the rules of the video call: no sexual content, respect for the contrary and prohibition of interaction with minors. Tinder places a great deal of trust in its users, with the risks to privacy that this entails.
The virtual appointment screen is divided in a 1:1 ratio. Once there has been a match, and when both participants agree, the video call screen prompts them to accept the rules for starting the connection. During the video call there is the option to to pause the audio or video, to change the camera and also to cut off the communication at any time. If you leave the appointment, Tinder will ask you if you want to come back to ‘Face to Face’ again, and also if you want to report the user.
Participants in video calls must accept Tinder’s terms of honesty, but no one assures that these terms will be met
Virtual video dating is becoming available, as we said, to use it you need to be within the countries mentioned (USA, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Peru and Chile), have won a match, have the active option and that the prospective partner also accepts the video call. The rest is up to Cupid.
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