This year, Tinder is planning to launch its own in-app, one-on-one video chats. In its earning release, today, Match Group, the brand’s parent company, announced the feature. They announced the upcoming launch of this feature, however, they didn’t give much info about it. Being used by the millions of users, this would be the largest feature for the Match group’s Tinder and video calls can be places ripe for abuse. The company couldn’t share additional details with media yet.
Opposite to text based messaging, Harassment and abuse would be now difficult in video. Still, Team is working on making its own offensive image detection system or looking to a third party to provide one. Users will also get used to swiping for video chatting than going on person dates.
“We are confident that demand for human connection will never dissipate and remain committed to fulfilling that need,” the company said in its earnings note. “This period of social isolation would have been much more dire for single people – who no longer have other avenues to meet and connect such as bars and concerts – if not for our products.”
“As the lockdowns have dragged on, we have seen some impact on younger male users, while there has been some recovery in the over 30 demographic,” the company says.