In what little time you have outside of swiping up to catch a Vaporeon on Pokémon Go, there's a good chance you're still swiping left and right to catch a date/hookup/actual romance on Tinder. But now, the dating app is hoping to win back more of your time -- and swipes -- with a new feature it claims will help you find new friends. Just to hang out with them.
Tinder announced the new feature, Tinder Social, in a blog post on Thursday, claiming it's an all-new way to help you plan your night out. As seen in the video above, it allows you to invite a group of friends to go out for an activity -- happy hour, a party, group sex -- then swipe left or right to find another group of friends to merge with and join you. Tinder users in the US, UK, and other select countries can "unlock" Tinder Social right now. Here's how the company describes how it works:
"[I]f you want to go out, invite friends to join your group, then swipe and match with other groups nearby who are also going out. Message your matches, see where they’re going, make a plan or just find out where people are headed, meet up and have fun."