Tinder has revealed plans to allow users' family members to suggest potential partners without even needing to have the app downloaded.

The online dating and geosocial networking application which launched in 2012 allows users to "swipe right" to like or "swipe left" to dislike one another.

Now, the company's new feature, Matchmaker, allows users to give access to their potential matches to up to 15 friends or relatives in a 24-hour period.

Ever sat around the dinner table with family or at a bar with friends and discussed the possibility of speaking to such and such? Well, now Tinder has taken away the need to even meet up. God bless the digital age.

People can view profiles and suggest possible matches even without a Tinder account. However, they cannot message potential partners on the user's behalf.

Once the Matchmaker session ends, you - as the Tinder user - have the opportunity to review the profiles their matchmakers recommended and then make a final decision on the person.

You can bet your house on Tinder becoming a popular app over the coming weeks with winter just around the corner - which, incidentally, is when the new feature is being rolled out.

"Tinder Matchmaker brings your circle of trust into your dating journey"

The dating app said the feature is built on a common usage of the platform, where Tinder users hand over their phone to a friend to matchmake and bring it directly into the platform.

"For years, singles have asked their friends to help find their next match on Tinder, and now we're making that so easy with Tinder Matchmaker," Melissa Hobley, Tinder's chief marketing officer, said.

"Tinder Matchmaker brings your circle of trust into your dating journey and helps you see the possibilities you might be overlooking from the perspective of those closest to you."