Micro videos have been trendy since Vine (RIP), and later Boomerang, made the format fun and easy to shoot. Now, Tinder is currently testing a two-second looping video feature for profiles that’s similar to Boomerang and Facebook’s own profile videos.
Tinder Loops is the dating app’s first video-based feature, and it’s currently being tested for iOS users in Canada and Sweden. Users can upload videos from their phone and trim the footage within the Tinder app.
Though it gives users another way of expressing their best selves, it does put a bit of pressure on crafting the perfect loop to put on your profile. How does one skillfully create a two-second loop that signifies who they are as a person? Selecting still photos is hard enough. If you’re struggling, the update does allow users to have three additional photos or Loops on their profile (for a total of nine), so at least you have plenty of chances to show your true self. Tinder did not specify when Loops will appear outside of its current testing markets.