Tinder allows users of its app to chat with other users in locations worldwide from Monday for free. The company will announce this on Friday website. The so-called Passport feature, which allows users to select a city or place to meet Tinder users from that place, will be free until April 30.
Normally, Passport is only available to Tinder users with a subscription, but that will not be necessary in the coming weeks due to the global corona crisis.
“In these challenging times, while we all know we should stay at home, it doesn’t mean we should be alone with our thoughts,” Tinder writes. “Having someone to talk to can make a world of difference.”
“Our hope is that you use the Passport feature to virtually self-quarantine yourself to anywhere in the world.” Tinder users can choose one place in the world to chat with others with Passport, but can change their own location as often as they want.
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The coronavirus in short
- The coronavirus mainly spreads through sneezing and cough drops. The virus can be transmitted directly from person to person or (for a limited time) through surfaces such as door handles.
- An infected person infects two to three others on average. Precautions are necessary to contain this.
- The vast majority of patients have mild (flu-like) complaints.
- Nearly all deaths involve the elderly or other frail, such as heart, lung or diabetes patients. If everyone complies with the measures, this reduces their risks.
- Read here what precautions you should take.