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.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.Rad has also stated that Tinder filled a gap for social sites for meeting strangers, rather than connecting with people a user already knows.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.
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.
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.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for users to select their gender.
Instead of swiping right for a profile, the user swipes up.
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.