Tinder changed the dating game back when it was launched in 2012. Though many competitors have cropped up since then, Tinder is still a popular classic. People have used the service to find lasting love, post hilarious bios, sell housewares, and of course, simply date. Tinder has made some changes along the way, for example when it became more friendly for LGBTQIA+ folks by expanding its gender identity options. Now, another big update is coming up, and this one could change how you use the app entirely.
The new feature is called “Feed” and has already started testing in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. According to a blog post from Tinder, the feature “brings your matches to life by delivering a visual and interactive experience that helps you spark conversation with the people you want to meet most.” It aims to solve the old problem of matching with someone great and then forgetting they exist. With the Feed feature, you’ll see Instagram and Spotify activity from your matches and be able to comment on anything that you personally connect with (because we all need more Internet comments in our lives!).
The idea is twofold: Tinder thinks that with Feed, you’ll remember those you matched with during a time that you may have been distracted, and you’ll also be able to make deeper connections by seeing content from other platforms that you may relate to. According to Tinder, you can also control what you share, which is pretty important (for info on how to do this, read the blog post). However, a feature like this makes it even that much more crucial that you remember to unmatch with those folks you may have had a bad date with or negative impression of. Not everyone needs to be privy to, say, your selfies with your dog or your playlists.
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