Tinder on Thursday announced the launch of Tinder Social, a new platform that helps users plan group nights out.
The new platform will help users plan double dates or larger group events, creating new opportunities for people to make connections, the company said.
Tinder took the platform for a test drive in Australia and found that users wanted a better way to add friends to their night out in real time. That led to a feature that lets users see who else in the Tinder community is headed out the same night.
Users can invite friends to join their group and match up with other groups that are going out on the same evening. Users need to act fast, though, because the newly created groups and matchups expire by noon on the following day.
Tinder Social has to be unlocked before members can use it. A user who has unlocked the platform can see friends who have unlocked Tinder Social as well.