The CEO of Tinder has revealed plans to launch the app in China, despite its reliance on Facebook.
The hugely successful app requires users to sign up using their Facebook profile, and the social media site is blocked in China.
Tinder would have to do without this basic feature in order to access China’s 464m mobile internet users.
Speaking to CNBC, Rad said: “China is the market that I think about a lot.
“There are a lot of sensitivities around entering that market, but we’ve definitely done a fair amount of due diligence and we do have plans to enter the Chinese market.
“I wouldn’t say we’re close, I would say that within the next year we will definitely have a presence in China.”
The app is currently available in 24 languages, and has recently seen growth in the UK, Netherlands and Brazil.
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