The average user would generally spend about an hour and a half on the app each day.After transitioning from the clicking function Tinder initially used, Tinder became the first "swipe app", now a term to describe various apps that use swiping left or right to control what content the user sees in a browsing fashion.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.It then allows the user to either swipe right or left.Tinder says that Super Likes makes it three times as likely for users to find a match.Information available to the users is based on pictures from Facebook, a short bio that users write themselves, along with linking Instagram and Spotify account.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for users to select their gender.
Initially, instead of a swiping motion, users would click on either a green "heart" or red "X" to select or move on from the photos shown.
As of October 2014, the app was processing over one billion swipes per day, producing about twelve million matches per day.
It has met with controversy over limiting the number of "likes" a free user can give in a certain amount of time, as well as charging prices for different age groups.
As of late 2014, an estimated 50 million people use the app every month with an average of 12 million matches per day.
In the app's settings, users have the option to type a word that suits their gender identity.