Is Facebook trying to imitate Tinder?

By Techpads | Last Updated: September 12, 2017- 11:46 am
Facebook is trying to imitate Tinder

Through its Messenger application, Facebook wants to help you connect with your friends in a similar way that Tinder works on.


For those of you who are not familiar with Tinder, it is a platform that helps you get in contact with strangers, talk to them and if you hit it off, it could even lead to the two of you meeting. This is the highly successful formula that the most famous dating site in the world works on. Now, it seems like the biggest social media platform in the world also wants to get onboard with using this formula.

Through its Messenger application, Facebook wants to help you connect with your friends in a similar way that Tinder works on. This feature that the company wants to introduce, will allow you to either agree or disagree to meet up with your friends, which is basically what Tinder’s swiping left and right feature is all about.

This feature is going to show the user which of their friends want to meet up with them. The user can then choose to respond to this invitation with a Yes or a No Thanks. Both the people will only be sent a notification if they both say yes to meeting the other person.

Although this feature has been highly compared to that of Tinder, the one feature that very distinctly does set it apart is that it is matching you up to your friends while Tinder is all about meeting strangers.

A spokesperson from Facebook has told Motherboard that, “People often use Facebook to make plans with their friends. So, we’re running a very small test in the Facebook app to make that easier.”

The feature has not yet seen its official launch and is only in the beta stage of testing. However, if you are someone who wants to use this feature immediately, all you need to do is become a ‘Beta’ tester.