Chances are you know what Tinder is all about. If you don’t, then you might not want to. In short, it is kinda like a speed dating app where you can ‘select’ people you might want to know better on very superficial grounds. If you don’t like the look of someone, then you swipe and they are gone, never to return. That said, that in itself is a bit of a problem. What if you are in the process of continually swiping through the masses of people you do not like and accidentally swipe past someone you really do. Or, what if you meant to press one thing and accidentally swipe them away. How do you get them back? Well, you can’t. That is unless you pay.
Due to the success of the Tinder platform, the creators realized they could probably charge a fee to their customers for a premium service with premium features. One of those features, the ability to undo and redo. This means if you do accidentally swipe past the love of your life, you can undo the swipe and all is right with the cosmos again. Another feature being touted by the Tinder Plus (as it is being dubbed) is a Passport option which allows users to search outside of their location restrictions.
At present, the newest features are only being beta tested in various locations worldwide and for a limited number of users. It seems Tinder are having problems in trying to identify exactly what price they intend to charge for the service. Although, it has been rumored the service will cost somewhere in the region of $6.99 a month, it has also been reported that during the testing, Tinder have been charging for features as IAP’s, from as little as $1.99 and as much as $19.99. If you have been following these Tinder developments in the US and are hoping to get to test the updated Tinder Plus app soon, then the latest news is that it is expected to be launched in the U.S. sometime in March. Of course, this is subject to change, as is the reported prices and features. At the very least though, Tinder Plus does seem to be edging closer to release. Will you be using Tinder Plus when it arrives? How much would you be willing to pay to ‘undo’ a swipe? Let us know.