On March 29, Tinder announced a new version of the app that will run on every platform. It is Tinder Online, a browser version of the popular dating app for those who can’t have the phone app or don’t have mobile connectivity.
That means the popular dating software will be available virtually on any device that supports internet connections. The only downside is that Tinder is testing the feature only in select countries in South America, Europe, and Asia.
The app is following the steps of other communication giants like WhatsApp which made available a desktop version. However, Tinder Online will be slightly different from the mobile version.
How will Tinder Online work?
Tinder Online will work similarly to the mobile app save for a few details. Users will be able to access the love-finding application through the company’s official website. Once there, they can register or login using their Facebook accounts as usual.
Also, the interface is a little different from what people are used to. From the desktop, for example, swiping left or right depends on the interface itself, so you will have to click and drag right and left rather than swipe.
The dating giant emphasizes how practical it is to use Tinder Online, as it removes restraints imposed by smartphones, tablets, and mobile connections. People can now check interesting profiles from their computers at work or from their phone’s browser in class.
The dating app could get an “SMS version”
In addition to all these changes to the matchmaking platform, Tinder is also considering the option of letting users log in via SMS. The reason for this is, again, that some people in some countries don’t have access to mobile internet connections that are fast or reliable enough.
“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,” the company said.
Regarding South America, Tinder Online is available in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. As for Europe, it will only launch in Italy and Sweden. Philippines and Indonesia will represent the Asian market.