It seems Tinder became a cultural phenomenon out of nowhere, and given it boasts 26 million matches every single day, we don’t think the app is going anywhere soon. But with great power comes great responsibility, and a new Tinder update is making some major changes to not only how we use the app, but who can use it.
Tinder announced it will be kicking off all users younger than 18, effective next week. Since its launch, Tinder has allowed users aged 13 to 17 to use the app, but they could only be matched with others in their age pool. Tinder says this change will only affect 3% of its users, and will help keep the app safe as it continues to grow. “We’ve been reviewing this policy since early this year and believe it’s the right thing to do,” Tinder’s vice president of communications, Rosette Pambakian, said in a statement.
This change comes one week after the app announced it was designing a more inclusive experience for its transgender community. According to the app, we can keep expecting changes and tweaks to the system as Tinder adapts to its ever-growing user base.
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(h/t TechCrunch; Photos via Tinder)