X

Tinder test lets you know when swiping spikes

You'll have even more chances to swipe right... or left.

erin-carson
erin-carson
Erin Carson Former Senior Writer
Erin Carson covered internet culture, online dating and the weird ways tech and science are changing your life.
Expertise Erin has been a tech reporter for almost 10 years. Her reporting has taken her from the Johnson Space Center to San Diego Comic-Con's famous Hall H. Credentials
  • She has a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University.
Erin Carson
dating-app-icons-tinder-bumble-league-zoosk-okcupid-hinge-2201.jpg

When activity on Tinder is 15 times higher than normal, you can find out.

James Martin/CNET

If you've ever wondered when's the best time to hop on a dating app, Tinder is here to help.

The company is testing a new feature called Swipe Surge, Tinder said Thursday in a blog post.

When activity on the app is up to 15 times higher than usual, you'll get a push notification. Just think of how many more people you'll be able to ghost. 

"There are times when activity on Tinder naturally surges -- you never know what could happen, you just know you don't want to miss out," the company said.

Swipe Surge will be tested on the iOS version of the app in specific US cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and in a few international cities.

First published Nov. 15 at 8:25 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:09 a.m. PT: Adds information about cities.