Tinder Sues Dating App Bumble for Allegedly Copying Them
Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, is going after one of its main competitors, Bumble.
CNN reports that Match filed a lawsuit against the dating app which creates a space for women to make the first move. The legal docs state that Bumble, which was co-created by three former Tinder employees, stole their “world-changing, card swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.” It also states that Bumble has features that were “learned of and developed confidentially” while the Bumble co-creators were at Tinder. This includes the “undo” button, a feature that they say is “nearly, if not literally, identical” to Bumble’s “backtrack” option which lets users go back if they accidentally swiped the wrong way on a person.
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