Tinder now lets users add two-second looping videos to their profiles. These videos, which Tinder calls Loops, are essentially GIFs by another name. And just like GIFs, they let you pack a lot of information into a short space of time.
Tinder is an insanely popular dating app. Sure, most people on Tinder are looking to hook-up, but there are other reasons to use Tinder. Whatever you’re looking for, Tinder wants to encourage you to strike up conversations with other people.
Loops Add Moving Images to Your Tinder
Its latest effort to help you score more dates is Loops: short, looping videos you can add to your Tinder profile. Tinder has, until now, only offered users the chance to upload photos, but Loops let you add some moving images to your profile for the first time.
Loops are only two seconds long, which means you’re going to have to be creative if you want to stand out from the crowd. In a blog post, Tinder suggests doing something you love, but personally I would concentrate on the emotion that best sums you up.
There’s only one thing to do when you’re stuck in a hospital bed with nothing to do…
Log onto tinder, reduce the distance to 1km and see if there’s any hot doctors around.
— Justine Stafford (@JustineStafford) July 5, 2018
How to Create a Loop on Tinder
Whatever way you decide to go, creating a Loop on Tinder is simple:
- Open the Tinder app.
- Tap the “Add Media” button.
- Select a video on your phone.
- Drag the timestrip to select the two seconds you want to Loop.
- Tap “Preview Loop” to make sure it works.
- Tap “Add to Profile” to finish.
To make room for your Loops Tinder has upped the number of spaces on your profile from six to nine. Which means you can add three Loops without having to ditch any of your existing photos. Alternatively you can go all-in with nine Loops.
Loops Aren’t the Be-All and End-All
Loops is currently only available on Tinder for iOS, although it will likely come to Tinder for Android too in the future. After being tested in Canada and Sweden, Tinder Loops are now available in more than 20 countries, including the United States.
This is Tinder moving with the times by moving beyond the limitations of still images. However, Loops aren’t guaranteed to get you a date, so you should also follow these tips to Tinder more effectively and avoid these common Tinder mistakes.