Tinder CEO announces brand new features for the app

Tinder has a whole bunch of exciting new features on the way to guarantee you a summer of love.

From Swipe Party (a setting that lets you check out your friends on matches) to Festival Mode (connecting you with festival-goers before the event), Tinder’s offering is the best it’s ever been.

Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg told LADbible what’s in store for the world’s most popular dating app, and of course, get her tips for writing the best bio possible.

Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg tells us more about what’s in store for the world’s most popular dating app. 1 credit

CEOs don’t come much more impressive than Nyborg, who, at 36, is the first woman to hold the top spot on Tinder.

Nyborg effortlessly combines her drive, smarts, and laser-focused composure with a playful warmth that makes it hard not to fangirl, and genuinely glows when it comes to Tinder’s latest features.

“The thing about Tinder is that we designed it to work with any type of romantic outcome, and any type of romantic outcome that you want to have,” Nyborg said with a smile.

Elaborating on one of the new ways the app lets users shape the journey of their online romance, Nyborg told us about Free Tonight, a feature used by people looking for immediacy.

“It does what it says on the box,” Nyborg explained. “You go over there and there are other people you can correspond with who are looking to do something here right now.”

Then there’s the soon-to-launch Swipe Party, a feature Nyborg said “explores the notion of making Tinder fun for everyone.”

Tinder has a whole bunch of exciting new features on the way to guarantee you a summer of love.  1 credit
Tinder has a whole bunch of exciting new features on the way to guarantee you a summer of love. 1 credit

Using Swipe Party, singles can invite their friends to help find potential matches.

“If you want your friends to help you control people, you can invite those friends to the experiment,” Nyborg told us.

Festival mode is sure to be a hit with Brits, a new Tinder feature that helps users connect before heading to festivals. Festival Mode sits on Tinder’s new Explore feature, which lets people connect based on common interests.

“Explore is the new surface of Tinder. That’s where you can go and instead of just corresponding directly with people, you can connect based on common interests, like having a pet or being into food,” Nyborg explained.

The feature Nyborg is most looking forward to? That would be Tinder Games. “It’s one of the things I’m most excited about this year,” she beamed.

“We have games coming to Tinder. You can start a game with someone and flirt with them through it.

Now is the perfect time to check out your bio for the full list of new Tinder features.  Credit: Alamy
Now is the perfect time to check out your bio for the full list of new Tinder features. Credit: Alamy

Tinder’s new list of features is now as good as any for checking out your bio, and Nyborg was more than happy to share her top tips on it.

“We definitely see that anyone with a really authentic biography is likely to meet more people,” Nyborg revealed.

“We see that doing things like adding your Spotify account will lead to new matches, people are looking for people who share the same interests.”

Nyborg added, “If you have a pet, you should definitely include it in your bio. People who have a dog in their profile picture get 5% more matches on Tinder.” There you go. Now go -y and slide.

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