Tinder update shows who is swiping right

  • 29/06/2017
New Tinder update
The update allows users to see who has liked them before being swiped. Photo credit: Getty

Tinder has released a new premium feature which lets users see who likes you before you swipe left or right.

The company posted on Thursday that members can now "auto-match, dismiss, or click into each person's profile," giving them greater access. 

Brian Norgard, Tinder's chief product officer, said in a statement that Tinder Gold members want all the features Tinder has to offer.

Mr Norgard said the feature, named 'Likes You', makes meeting people easier by letting users know when someone is interested. 

"Likes You builds on previous features like Boost to help users optimize their time  and go from matching in app to getting together in the real world", he said.

Tinder has not yet released pricing details for the service, but it is expected to be similar to charges for Tinder Plus. 

The company will begin testing the new service in Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico in the next few days, and hope to make it available worldwide soon.

Tinder launched in 2012 and offers a simple interface in which users "swipe" photos of potential mates toward the right if they're interested in talking to them, left if they are not.

Once two users swipe right on each other, the system pairs them, allowing them to converse.

One of the most, if not the most, popular dating apps in the world, it claimed a user base of over 50 million three years ago, the last year it released internal numbers,  and remains one of the most downloaded apps in its category.