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Tinder Introduces New Feature That Allows Women to Initiate Conversations First

The setting was first announced earlier this year and has been in testing since

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New Tinder feature to let women initiate conversations first. (IANS)

Giving women the choice to initiate conversations with their matches according to their own will and time, Match Group-owned dating app Tinder on Tuesday introduced a new opt-in setting — “My Move” — in India.

The new feature is first rolling out to the iOS users.

“By giving our female users the ability to exclusively send the first message if and when they want to, ‘My Move’ provides women the autonomy to choose how to engage with their matches and empowers them to control their experiences,” Taru Kapoor, General Manager, Tinder India said in a statement.

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Up until now, the dating platform allowed both, men and women to make the first move after a mutual match and India is one of the first markets where the company is bringing the “My Move” feature.

The setting was first announced earlier this year and has been in testing since.

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A similar feature comes as a default setting in Tinder’s rival app — Bumble.

In September last year, Tinder claimed 7.5 million daily swipes in India with women being more active in using the app than men. (IANS)

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Popular Dating Apps Including Tinder Share User Data With Dozens of Companies

The apps were chosen for the study as they were the most popular apps on Google Play at the time in "certain categories where sensitive category personal data were deemed likely to be processed, such as data about health, religion, children, and sexual preferences"

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The apps tested include the dating apps Grindr, Happn, OkCupid, and Tinder; the period tracker apps Clue and MyDays; the makeup app Perfect; the religious app Muslim: Qibla Finder; the children's app My Talking Tom 2; and the keyboard app Wave Keyboard. Pixabay

Ten popular apps, including dating apps like Tinder, OKCupid and Grindr, have been found sharing people’s personal information with dozens of digital marketing and ad tech companies without users’ knowledge, according to a new study.

The only way for many users to protect their information, the study conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) says, is for them to have never installed the apps at all.

The apps tested include the dating apps Grindr, Happn, OkCupid, and Tinder; the period tracker apps Clue and MyDays; the makeup app Perfect; the religious app Muslim: Qibla Finder; the children’s app My Talking Tom 2; and the keyboard app Wave Keyboard, ZDNet reported on Wednesday.

The study took into consideration the activity of 10 popular apps during the period June to November 2019 in order to identify how personal data is transmitted from these apps to commercial third parties.

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Ten popular apps, including dating apps like Tinder, OKCupid and Grindr, have been found sharing people’s personal information with dozens of digital marketing and ad tech companies without users’ knowledge, according to a new study. Wikimedia Commons

The apps were chosen for the study as they were the most popular apps on Google Play at the time in “certain categories where sensitive category personal data were deemed likely to be processed, such as data about health, religion, children, and sexual preferences”.

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Only the Android versions of these apps were tested, with NCC explaining that this was due to Android being the largest mobile operating system worldwide, in addition to Google being a key player in the ad tech industry, the report added. (IANS)