After transitioning from the clicking function Tinder initially used, Tinder became the first "swipe app", now a term to describe various apps that use swiping left or right to control what content the user sees in a browsing fashion.
Companion apps were being developed by different companies allowing users to, for example, use the user's heart rate to determine which direction to swipe instead of the user swiping with their hands.
Analysts also estimated that Tinder had about half a million paid users within its userbase that consisted mostly of free users.
The Boost feature lets the user have the top profile in the area for thirty minutes.
Users receive up to ten times the amount of profile views while boosting. If users do not have Tinder Plus or want more Boosts, they can be purchased in the app.
By May 2013, Tinder was one of the top 25 social networking apps available on the web based on frequency of use and number of users.
Initially, instead of a swiping motion, users would click on either a green "heart" or red "o Xo" to select or move on from the photos shown.
The main companion site for Tinder has been Facebook, as Tinder users connect their Facebook profile to their Tinder accounts for verification and profile details.
Chatting on Tinder is only available between two users that have swiped right on one another's photos.Candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends, and common interests are then streamed into a list of matches.Based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like another user by swiping right or pass by swiping left on them.The app notifies the user if they have been Super Liked with a blue border that surrounds the profile of the person who Super Liked them.It then allows the user to either swipe right or left.As of October 2014, the app was processing over one billion swipes per day, producing about twelve million matches per day.