Tinder Globally Rolls Out Sexual Orientation Feature

Tinder is releasing its sexual orientations feature globally, after a successful trial period in major English-speaking markets.

The update, which was initially launched a year ago in partnership with LGBTQ organisation GLAAD, allows users to identify with up to three sexual orientations on their profile, from an overall choice of nine. 

In addition to this, Tinder is also internationally expanding its ‘More Genders’ feature, which was first introduced to the USA in 2016.

According to Frooty, CEO Elie Seidman explained in a statement: “We believe everyone deserves to feel seen, which starts with the ability to authentically be yourself. That’s why we introduced both the Orientation and More Genders features.

“Our younger members, Gen Z, are leading the way to a more inclusive world and we know that with our scale, we can help make a difference with our product. We can’t wait to release these features to more people around the world.”

This expansion follows the global roll out of ‘Traveler Alert‘ in 2019. The feature was designed to inform members of the LGBTQ community about the risk of using dating apps in the countries that still have discriminatory laws.

UK users now have access to Tinder’s photo verification tools which assigns a blue check mark to their profile if they’re using accurate photos of themselves.

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