While dating apps were once seen as taboo, they’re now one of the most popular ways that people find love.
If you find messaging on dating apps rather awkward, Tinder ’s latest feature could be the perfect thing for you.
Tinder has launched a video chat feature called Face to Face, allowing you to meet potential dates on video before you decide whether or not to meet in real life.
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.”
Face to Face can be accessed after you’ve matched with someone and started a conversation with them.
Tinder explained: “Once the conversation is flowing and you’re ready to show you’re interested in a Face to Face, tap the video icon. The feature won’t be enabled until you’ve both opted in. And don’t worry: it doesn’t tell your match when you toggle it on.”
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If you’re not ready to meet face-to-face just yet, thankfully you can disable the feature at any time.
Tinder added: “Just like you can enable the possibility of a Face to Face on a match-by-match basis, you can also toggle it off at any point. Not feeling like a video chat today? No problem.”
Once both users have enabled Face to Face, they’ll be prompted to agree to Tinder’s ground rules.
Meanwhile, once the call has finished, Tinder will ask how it went.
Tinder added: “Remember: you can send a report to our team at any time once the call ends.”