No, this feature won't undo that unfortunate date you went on, but it can help with a common problem faced by avid Tinder users.
This is a scenario Tinderers (is that a word?) know all too well: You're hanging out with nothing to do, so you decide to silently judge random strangers from the comfort of your own home. You open up Tinder. You begin your left-swipe marathon and have been going to the left, to the left—shout out to Beyoncé!—for so long now that you're not even really paying attention to who is popping up on the screen.
And then it happens. You swipe left on someone who deserved a right swipe, and now they're gone forever.
GREAT JOB. THAT WAS YOUR SOULMATE.
Well, now Tinder users can soon rest easy, because the popular dating app is bringing an "undo" button so that you can go back and "heart" that person you accidentally X-ed out of your life. But it's not coming just yet, and when it does, it won't be free.
The feature will be part of the new additions on Tinder Plus, a new paid version of the app that brings premium features to users, which is currently in its testing phase.
"The most-requested feature we get is a button to go back and have a second chance with people that users swipe left on," Tinder co-founder Sean Rad told TechCrunch (and also noted that a "Passport" option will also be available to look for people outside of your geographical location). "Everyone has wanted it from the beginning. It's absolutely at the top of the list."
The "undo" button will be featured on all Tinder apps, but only accessible to those who pay. And just how much are they asking? That hasn't been decided yet, but according to the article, the paid version will roll out to a few select countries, including the UK, Brazil and Germany, first and that's where they'll test out pricing.
Just to ballpark, Rad said they'll be toying with a number of price points, from $.99 to $4.99 to $9.99 and even $19.99 in some markets, to see what works.