Dating App Tinder have joined the number of companies to offers some of its services for free to its users around the world during the COVID-19 outbreak which has put a large number of people around the world in isolation to practice social distancing and reduce the spreading of the virus.
The company has decided to offer its Passport feature for free to all users through April 30th starting from next week.
Tinder’s Passport feature allows the users to swipe right to users from abroad, the service is currently paid and costs money to access through either Tinder Gold or Tinder Plus.
CEO of Tinder Shar Dubey said in a note to all Match Group employees that this decision will give the Tinder community “the technology to share, learn and listen to those that are experiencing this same situation in different geographies during an unprecedented period of isolation.”
Using the Passport, users can search by city or drop a pin anywhere on the map to start swiping in that locality. The company says it hopes“you use the Passport feature to virtually transport yourself out of self-quarantine to anywhere in the world.”
Another dating app, Match is also launching a live-streaming feature called Live on its Plenty of Fish service that will allow daters to stream live as they do on other social platforms. People can search for streams in their locality and leave comments as they watch and also they can send private messages.