In Australia the pioneering swipe-based matchmaking app is trying to connect groups of friends with Tinder Social. The product is currently being tested in a small group of users Down Under and is described as "a fun new way to meet new people out with your friends." A blog post announcing the feature made a point of saying it was not group dating and was just a way to make nights out with your crew more fun.
Tinder Social allows your group to connect with other groups of friends in the vicinity. The chat feature allows you to meet up if a group you're matched with is already out, or you can communicate to make new plans together and have a good time.