Passport feature now available for free to all Tinder members

Friday, Apr 03, 2020 14:25

Passport feature now available for free to all tinder members around the world.— Photo Tinder

The passport feature is now available for free to all Tinder members around the world, the app announced on Friday.

Tinder’s Passport is typically only available for Tinder Plus & Gold subscriptions.

Members must update their app to the 11.12 iOS and Android releases, which will ensure they have access to the free Passport feature.

“I’m happy we’ve been able to make our Passport feature, which allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, available for free to all members,” said Elie Seidman, Tinder CEO. 

“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 to anywhere in the world. 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.”

Tinder statistics showed that daily conversations have been up an average of 20 per cent around the world and the average length of the conversations is 25 per cent longer.

In Viet Nam conversations have been up an average of 1 per cent and the average length of conversations is 13 per cent longer.

Stay home, be safe, social distancing, “how are you”, wash your hands and face emojis are seen increasingly being used in bios. Members are also talking about toilet paper, at least in their bios.

As parts of the world went into quarantine, Tinder members began Passporting in those countries. Rates of Passport use were up over the last week of March in Brazil by 15 per cent, Germany (19 per cent), France (20 per cent) and India (25 per cent). There were more swipes on March 29 than on any single day in the history of Tinder (3+ billion).

Tinder was introduced on a college campus in 2012. It has been downloaded more than 340 million times and is available in 190 countries and 40+ languages. As of Q4 2019, Tinder had nearly 5.9 million subscribers and was the highest grossing non-gaming app globally. — VNS

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