Tinder introduces feature to let users be `just friends`
Washington – Dating app Tinder is reportedly providing a chance for people to be ‘just friends’ rather than be into romantic relationships with an update that lets them talk to their friends.
Tinder sets people up with romantic matches by geographic proximity, and is apparently expanding beyond dating.
The company’s major update includes a new lists feature which allows users to add each other to friends list and chat about platonic things, The Verge reports.
The dating app is best known for its addictive, game-like browsing feature, which allows users to swipe right on a photo of someone they like and swipe left to never see that person’s face again.
The report said that Tinder hooks into a user’s Facebook friend graph in order to serve up profiles in their extended network and if both parties swipe yes, the app will introduce them.
The move to introduce ‘friends list’ is seen as a shift from the moneymaking online dating business has been about.