With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, some streaming and social media sites such as Amazon Prime and Pornhub have decided to offer free access to their premium content for a limited period of time. These initiatives are to encourage people to stay home and flatten the curve and now Tinder has decided to follow the same philosophy. The famous app is opening its Passport function in an attempt to ‘reduce the social gap’ between its users. In this article, we’ll explain how to avail of this feature.
Generally the free version of Tinder allows users to meet people nearby, located in the same geographic area. However users who subscribe to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold (fee paying), benefit from an added function, that is Tinder Passport. This function allows subscribers to communicate with other Tinder users anywhere in the world. To explore new countries and find more potential matches, users just need to change their location to a city of their choice and they will subsequently be able to see local profiles.
In order to benefit from the Passport function without paying a penny, users just need to have the latest version of Tinder (v11.2) installed on their smartphone. Developers have pointed out though that this is a temporary feature that will be available to all users only until the end of April. The idea behind this initiative is to virtually ‘transport users out of quarantine’ as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and enable them to get to know people anywhere in the world.
Scroll down and click on Location. From there, you can select the city of your choice anywhere in the world, set the maximum distance and also the type of person you are looking for (eg, woman between 31 and 40 years old).
Once this you’ve done this, the new map with the chosen city will appear. For example Moscow:
You can modify your position as many times as you want but of course, you can only be in one city at a time. However any interest shown in a profile regardless if the city has been changed or not, will still be visible to the user for up to 24 hours after the change of location.
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