If you’ve ever wanted a GIF to complete the masterpiece that is your Tinder profile, your time is now. The company announced today that it’s officially rolling out Loops, or looping two-second GIFs that’ll play in iOS users’ profiles. The update is coming to the US, Western Europe, and some countries in Asia and the Middle East. The company initially tested the feature in Sweden and Canada. Users can edit their loops within the app, and with the update comes the option to add three more photos or GIFs, so profiles could have a total of nine.
Tinder also recently announced that it’s testing Places, a new feature that’ll let users swipe on people who have visited the same places as them. Both of these updates suggest that Tinder is looking ahead, or at least taking cues from other apps with similar features. Happn, another dating app, lets users view potential matches who have crossed their path in the real world, while Hinge, which is now owned by Tinder’s parent company Match Group, already allows users to upload short videos. Simple photo swiping might no longer be the best way to get users to connect online.
Here’s the full list of countries where Loops will be available, and again, only for iOS users:
Japan, United Kingdom, United States, 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.