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Tinder’s new features give users more control over who can see their profile

The Block Profile feature lets users block suggested profiles prior to matching, such as an ex or a boss.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 8 February 2023, 12:33 PM

Online dating and geosocial networking application Tinder has rolled out new features allowing members to control how they engage with others on its platform.

In a press release on Tuesday (Feb 7), Tinder announced its new Incognito Mode that grants users control over who sees their profile by allowing the user to only appear on the recommended list of profiles that they have liked.

It also introduced the Block Profile feature that will give members the option to choose who they want to see on Tinder and block suggested profiles prior to matching so they don’t show up again.

This is in addition to the block contacts feature that was introduced in 2021, where Tinder members can input which of their contacts they would rather not see, or not be seen by, on the dating app.

However, the Incognito Mode can only be accessed if you are a Tinder+, Gold and Premium member.

Two other safety features also received an update to target language that Tinder classifies as harmful or inappropriate such as hate speech and sexual harassment.

An ‘Are You Sure?’ prompt will now pop up before a message is sent in the instance Tinder detects inappropriate language that is overtly sexual or violent.

Additionally, the ‘Does this Bother You?’ prompt aims to encourage users to report inappropriate conversations and take action against members who go against the community guidelines.

Tinder said that the feature has increased reporting of messages with harmful language by 46 per cent.

The dating app explained that it also redesigned its reporting process last year, granting members more freedom over what step they want to take next – whether it’s making a formal report or unmatching.

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