The video calling option on Tinder is enabled on a match-by-match basis and unlocks only if both the participants have chosen to opt-in.
Tinder has released it’s video calling feature for Indian users. The feature has been designed prioritising control and comfort of the users to opt to use it to connect with their matches. According to the platform, Face to Face is enabled on a match-by-match basis and users can choose to disable it as and when they like.
If a user is interested in opting in for Face to Face, they can tap on the video icon. However, to make it work, it is imperative for both the persons to have opted in for the feature. The app will not notify the other person if one of them has toggled it on.
“We’re excited to share that our Face to Face//video chat feature is now available in India after receiving positive feedback from our members who have had early access to it,” said Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust and Safety Product at Tinder.
Kozoll added, “We’re confident that opt-in video gives members a more authentic way to test out the chemistry they have with their match before making the decision to continue the conversation, whether that means keeping it digital or meeting safely IRL.”
Once the feature is locked, both the participants are asked to agree to certain ground rules to ensure that the chat can start on the right foot. The platform also gives both the callers the option to rate and report the call at the end of the interaction.