Tinder Relaunches Discrete ‘Work Mode’ As Office Return Continues

Tinder has relaunched its ‘Work Mode’ feature, as workers begin to return to their offices after an extended period at home.

The function, originally launched in 2017, is designed to allow singles to use the desktop version of Tinder at work and hide it from their computer when someone approaches.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, all but essential workforces were forced to work from home. However, as restrictions ease, staff across the world are returning to their physical working environments.

The new 2021 version of ‘Work Mode’ is apparently straightforward to use. Pressing the briefcase icon will change the screen from the Tinder interface to a fake project management tool with made up graphs and notes about meetings.

Tinder has warned that the ‘Work Mode’ does not stop Tinder activity from being tracked by professional screen mirroring software.

Grindr introduced a discrete desktop version of the gay dating app last year. Its layout is deliberately similar to an email account or a Google Drive, allowing it to be navigated in an office or in public.

Its ‘Discreet App Icon’ was also made available worldwide earlier in 2020.. It allows users to choose how the app tile is displayed on their phone in case they want to keep their LGBTQ status private.

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