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Tinder adds GIF support to show matches what you really mean

Bigger profile pictures and tweaks to messaging round out the iOS-only update.
Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
January 28, 2016
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It doesn't seem like Tinder's done anything with Tappy, the photo messaging app it acquired last year, but the hook-up application has added a new feature that takes advantage of the internet's favorite image format: GIFs. Thanks to a partnership with Giphy, now you have the option of sending GIFs to your potential mate. More than that, you can "like" a message to indicate, well, that you were into what the person on the other side was layin' down. There's a video of it all in action below, wherein you'll find a guy whose spelling and grammar are somehow more questionable than his choice in haircuts.

Beyond that, emoji are bigger when you drop them into a message now, profile pictures have grown and you can add to those directly from the camera roll. Previously, you'd have to go through the rigamarole of pulling from photos uploaded to Facebook. It was kind of a nightmare.

The "dating" app's also brought in support for 3D Touch, with a deep press previewing links within messages on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Speaking of Apple hardware, this latest update is iOS-only for now. It's probably a little too late (or early, depending on where you're located) to take full advantage of these new features while you read this, so for maximum impact just remember to set an alarm for 9 PM.

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