A new Tinder update has been rolled out and this time, the dating platform is looking to enhance the in-app experience for its LGBTQ+ users. The feature is geared specifically toward people who are traveling to different countries. Unfortunately, across nearly 70 countries, prohibitory laws are put in place that render the use of same-sex apps and websites illegal. The Tinder update attempts to globally protect its diverse demographic by hiding the accounts of LGBTQ+ users when they are abroad, preventing these individuals from being tracked down by authorities. Of course, users can choose to be public at any time.
The safeguarding Tinder update is soon to be rolled out for iOS and Android platforms. The automatic feature is done in a collaboration between the dating platform and LGBTQ+-forward organization ILGA.