Tinder users will have a new way to date in this age of social distancing.
In a letter to shareholders Tuesday, Tinder's parent company, Match Group, said Tinder will offer "one-to-one live video" late in the second quarter of this year.
This new feature comes at time when, even as folks are staying at home amid thepandemic, . As restaurants, bars and other regular date spots are closed, people are .
"The pandemic has dissolved the lines between our digital and physical lives," said Tinder CEO Elie Seidman in a statement. "This cultural shift was already underway with our Gen Z members -- but the pandemic is accelerating and broadening it to other generations. This new, deeply intertwined social life, has been a driving force of our product innovation for some time but is now more relevant than ever."
Very few major, however, came into the pandemic already offering a video chat feature, meaning apps are having to quickly adjust to the new reality of dating. In April, Match (which is also owned by Match Group) of its own.