In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for users to select their gender.In the app's settings, users have the option to type a word that suits their gender identity.
It has met with controversy over limiting the number of "likes" a free user can give in a certain amount of time, as well as charging prices for different age groups.
As of late 2014, an estimated 50 million people use the app every month with an average of 12 million matches per day.
Using Facebook, Tinder is able to build a user profile with photos that have already been uploaded.
Basic information is gathered and the users' social graph is analyzed.
Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that facilitates communication between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to chat.
The app is most commonly used as a dating app or hookup app, Tinder is among the first "swiping apps", whose users employ a swiping motion to choose photos of other users, swiping right for potentially good matches and swiping left on a photo to move to the next one.Candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends, and common interests are then streamed into a list of matches.Based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like another user by swiping right or pass by swiping left on them.Tinder says that Super Likes makes it three times as likely for users to find a match.As of November 11, 2015, Tinder's "Moments" feature had been retired.The Boost feature lets the user have the top profile in the area for thirty minutes.