- Tinder has made its existing feature “Passport” free for all its users till April 30.
- Users can make the best use of this feature especially in times of quarantine.
- Users can access this feature by setting various locations virtually.
Dating app Tinder has made an existing feature called Passport free for all its users. The feature is available for Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold users. But in the backdrop of global lockdowns, the app has made the feature accessible for all single people. It can be accessed for free till April 30.
The app intends to bring some sort of relief for singles staying in isolation as it can be accessed to get in touch with anyone, anywhere in the world.
The feature allows its users to search by city or drop a pin on the map on the destination of the user's choice.
With people stranded in most parts of the world, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a dearth for connections.
"We hope our members, many of whom are anxious and looking for more human connection, can use Passport to transport themselves out of self-quarantine or isolation to anywhere in the world," Tinder CEO Elie Seidman said in a statement.
Since Tinder is location-based, and most people are stuck in one location owing to the pandemic.
They can even change their location by tapping the profile icon, then going to settings, tapping location and by clicking "Add a new location"
By using Tinder Passport, one also gets to explore the world by choosing options like selecting by city and entering their preferred city's name or by dropping a pin to their preferred location.
"Social distancing doesn't have to mean disconnecting. And that's why we're making our passport feature, which allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, free for all of our members April 30. Now more than ever, having someone to talk to makes a world of a difference," Tinder Passport's desciption reads.
Users can change their preferred location multiple times but they can virtually be at only one location at a time. Users must also note that they will be able to view the profile of the person who has liked their profile for a day regardless of their current virtual location.
"We're inspired by how people are using Tinder to be there for each other, and we want to fan these flames of social solidarity," Seidman said.