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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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Facebook Allows Tinder To Have Special Access To User Data

The documents running into nearly 7,000 pages were leaked to Duncan Campbell in February 2019 but published on Wednesday

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Facebook Dating was eventually launched in September with features similar to those in popular dating apps like Hinge, Bumble and Tinder. Pixabay

Despite dismissing Tinder cofounder Sean Rad as irrelevant, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg allowed the dating app special access to user data, as revealed by leaked exchanges between the two executives.

Access to Facebook data helped Tinder thrive, but there came a point when it inched closer to losing that access, Forbes reported on Thursday.

Released this week, the leaked correspondence is part of a long-running law suit in California state court, between former Facebook app developer Six4three and Facebook.

The documents running into nearly 7,000 pages were leaked to Duncan Campbell in February 2019 but published on Wednesday. According to Campbell’s website, he is an investigative journalist and a forensic expert based in Ireland.

In 2014, Facebook, which is facing several antitrust investigations, announced a new set of rules to prevent third-party app developers from getting access to data on users’ friends. The social networking giant set May 2015 as the deadline for complying to the new rules. But some firms continued to have access to the crucial data, including Tinder.

According to the report in Forbes, Facebook wanted the dating app to share trademark rights on “MOMENTS.”, a photo app that Facebook wanted to launch, an email exchange in March 2015 showed.

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Despite dismissing Tinder cofounder Sean Rad as irrelevant, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg allowed the dating app special access to user data, as revealed by leaked exchanges between the two executives. Wikimedia Commons

Despite giving Tinder preferential treatment, Zuckerberg rejected the suggestion he meet with Rad, explaining, “I don’t think he’s that relevant. He probably just wants to make sure we won’t turn off their API.”

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Facebook Dating was eventually launched in September with features similar to those in popular dating apps like Hinge, Bumble and Tinder. (IANS)

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