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Tinder adds GIFs, likes and option to upload pictures directly

The app seems to be jumping on the mainstream bandwagon with animated GIF messages. Next to the text box, you can pick from the latest GIFs or just use Giphy to send a random animated message.

tech Updated: Jan 29, 2016 17:09 IST
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The new GIF feature can be really helpful for the moments when inspiration fails to strike for that first ice-breaker message(Tinder)

Tinder set up shop in India earlier this month, making it the first overseas market for the app. The move was set to make Tinder more popular and cultivate an identity in the country. But that doesn’t seem to be the only way Tinder is working on hoarding more users. The app seems to be jumping on the mainstream bandwagon with animated GIF messages. Next to the text box, you can pick from the latest GIFs or just use Giphy to send a random animated message. The feature can be really helpful for the moments when inspiration fails to strike for that first ice-breaker message.

Also, uploading your profile picture on Facebook to use it on Tinder, is now a redundant exercise. You can upload your profile picture directly to Tinder from the phone storage now. Besides these features, Tinder has also increased the size of emojis making their features more legible and adding the option to like a message by tapping on the heart next to it. For the iPhone 6s or 6s plus owners, Tinder supports 3D Touch to peek and pop into conversations.