The most famous dating app in the world is getting a desktop version.
Tinder Online brings the swiping app to the desktop world, letting users swipe left and right using their cursor, and easily type messages to their matches.
Available at Tinder.com, to use the service you just login via Facebook, which will load your profile and matches to the new desktop experience.
In a blog post, Tinder said: “Let’s face it: not all places on earth have 4G. Some people can’t get bundled services, while others don’t have enough memory to support Tinder on their mobile phones. For all those who’ve ever been stuck in a lecture hall or had to endure an eight-hour workday without access to Tinder—this is for you.
“With Tinder Online, you can swipe anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. And while the online experience is slightly more limited than the mobile app experience (for now), it’s still the Tinder you know and love.”
Considering Tinder’s pervasiveness in the global dating market, perhaps the only surprise about Tinder’s desktop service is that it took so long, especially considering the potential it holds for the company’s continued growth in emerging markets and among different demographics.
With reference to this, Tinder said it was aware that “some areas have limited access to Facebook”, and that the company was testing the ability to login via SMS directly from a mobile device in certain markets.
The desktop experience is currently being tested in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, and Sweden.
It follows the introduction of Tinder web profiles in December 2015, which let singles create a web profile by claiming a username, enabling them to share a basic version of their profile online.
Yesterday, news surfaced that Tinder is experimenting with a new date suggestion status feature.
Called “Matches Up For…”, the test feature lets you set a status to tell your matches what sort of date you are interested in going on.
Read more about it here.