INTRO: After announcing a replacement video chat feature, and later testing it in select markets earlier this year during the peak of the Coronavirus lockdown, Tinder is now finally rolling out its in-app video chat feature globally. The feature, called ‘face to face’ is now available altogether markets that Tinder operates in, and may be employed by people to hangout with their matches and continue virtual dates.
Tinder Brings Video Chat Feature
Face to face is an optional, opt-in feature, which is intentionally, to avoid the likelihood of abuse and harassment on the platform. As such, users need to explicitly opt-in to use the feature, and even then they’re going to only be ready to video chat with people that they need matched with, and as long as both users have opted-in for ‘Face to Face’ on the app.
Moreover, users also will have the choice to ignore a video call, and report people that could also be harassing them via a report feature on their profiles. Obviously, you’ll also always turn the feature off with an easy toggle.
With Focus on Trust and Safety
The company is additionally highlighting the very fact that the Trust and Safety team at Tinder is that the one behind the feature, in an effort to allay fears of the feature getting used for abusive purposes by any of its users.
Speaking of the rollout, Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust and Safety Product at Tinder said “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.”
You can start using Tinder’s new Face to Face feature to satisfy new people, or get in-tuned with people you’ve been lecture on the app already without having to urge together in-person — something that the majority people are choosing to avoid thanks to the pandemic.