If you have for some time wished that there was a GIF to complete the masterpiece which is your Tinder profile, you now have your moment. Tinder – a company that designed the dating app also called Tinder – made an announcement a few days ago that it is officially releasing Loops, or looping GIFs that last for about two seconds and will play in profiles of users of iOS. According to the reports that we have gotten from our sources, the update is being made available in the United States, Western Europe, as well as some countries in Asia and the Middle East. The company had at first ran some tests on the feature in Sweden and Canada. This update has provided the opportunity for users to edit their loops within the app, and also it has included an option for users to add three more photos or GIFs and by so doing allowing profiles to have a total of nine GIFs or photos.
Our sources also report that the company also made an announcement lately that it is running some tests on another feature which it calls Places. The feature provides users with the ability to swipe through individuals who have visited the same places that they themselves have. With these two new updates, it appears as though Tinder happens to be working to improve itself or it is taking a few steps in the direction towards improving its app like most apps in its position would. Happn, another app for dating, offers users the ability to view people who could potentially be a match for them and who they may have crossed paths with in the real world. Hinge, which is at the moment now owned by the parent company of Tinder, Match Group, on its own part lets users upload short videos. It appears to Hinge as if, photo swiping is no longer enough to get users to connect online.
Below is a complete list of countries where Loops will be made available and only iOS users can access them. They are:
Japan, United Kingdom, United States, France, Korea, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.