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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)
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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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Dating App by Social Networking Giant Facebook in Testing Phase

The move is being seen as a major competition for the Match Group which owns and operates mobile dating app Tinder and popular dating platform OkCupid

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Aiming to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, social networking giant Facebook on Thursday started testing its new dating product in Colombia.

“At first glance, ‘Facebook Dating’ closely resembles its competitor Hinge. Both depart from the swiping model popularised by Tinder in favour of asking users to answer question prompts and start conversations based on something in a person’s profile,” The Verge reported.

“Facebook Dating” includes integration with Groups and Events and draws on other aspects of Facebook to expand the dating pool and encourage users to meet in public.

“Dating has been a behaviour that we’ve seen on Facebook for a really long time,” Nathan Sharp, Product Manager, Facebook, was quoted as saying by The Verge.

“We want to make it easier and more comfortable for people to engage in. We just thought that now was the right time,” he added.

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“Facebook Dating” would be available within the social networking company’s mobile app and won’t be available for desktop users as of now.

It is currently available to users 18 and above, free of cost, and doesn’t include any advertisements or premium features.

The company began testing the app internally in August and asked its employees to use fake data for their dating profiles and plans to delete all data before the public launch.

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Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg originally announced the app at Facebook F8 keynote, popularly called F8 developer conference in San Jose, California in May 2018.

The move is being seen as a major competition for the Match Group which owns and operates mobile dating app Tinder and popular dating platform OkCupid. (IANS)

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