If you are done with posting static pictures on Tinder, I have some good and bad news for you. First, the good news, the location-based dating mobile app has rolled out looping two-second GIFs. Now the bad one, the rollout is only for the iOS users. But need not to worry, I expect Tinder to take care of its Android users as well.
“Now we’ve got a whole new experience that’s really going to set your swipe game in motion: Tinder’s new two-second Loops, where you can take any video and create a loop from it,” Tinder said in a blog post.
The looping video feature from Tinder will offer you more space to display your potential rather than just a click in one position. The user can run, dance, flick or even be a little flirtatious; nothing can stop you now.
“That’s right, you get two seconds of looping video to show more personality, which is the best way to get more right swipes. You can be flirty, you can be fun, but no matter what, be you. And be quick about it, because everyone who’s anyone will be showing off their moves.”
Incidentally, the user can’t shoot the Loop video from the app itself; one has to upload the video from the camera roll or upload a Live Photo from an iOS device. Furthermore, the loop video can be edited within the app. A Tinder profile can have a total of nine photos or Loops, which was six earlier.
Initially, Tinder came up with the Loop feature after successfully testing it in Sweden and Canada in the month of April. As of now, the update is made available in the US, Western Europe, and some countries in Asia and the Middle East.
Japan, 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.
With features update, Tinder is also taking care of the users’ privacy by encrypting the data. The company stated, “Images transmitted between Tinder app and servers are now fully encrypted."