You Can Now Add GIFs to Your Tinder Messages
Finding love just got even easier.
Tinder is upping the ante in wordless communication between matches by allowing users to send GIF files. Thanks to a new partnership with Giphy, users can browse through the platform’s collection of GIFs through their Tinder app to fill awkward pauses.
The new update also allows users to “like” each others’ messages and send large-format emoji. The change comes as emoji are increasingly popular in digital communication. Last year, 6 billion emoji were sent every day on mobile messaging apps, according to some estimates.
And GIFs are catching up—in August, the New York Times published a trend piece about young people using the animated shorts in texts.
Tinder’s latest update also allows users to upload photos directly from their phone’s camera roll.