BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Facebookers and Tinder people, we have some good news to share with you. During a recent Internet skirmish, GIFs have invaded Tinder. Officially, Tinder has been declared GIF territory, meaning that along with a witty and snappy punchline, you can now use a small GIF in order to ensnare the love of your life.
You heard it right! This Thursday, Tinder, probably one of the biggest dating platforms out there, has officially announced that users will not be able to use GIF in their chat boxes. What prompted this change you ask?
Consider this: wouldn’t it be more natural if you could have an option that is actually capable of accentuating your feeling towards that someone special? This is probably what Tinder had in mind when they’ve decided to strike a deal with GYPHY, the mother of all GIF repositories.
So what does this new feature entail? Let’s say you are having a nice chat with someone. Witty comebacks, verbal thrusts, a few smiles and wink in between. Nothing seems more enticing than this. I mean, what more can you do in order to express your feelings? An emoticon? Or maybe a small emoji? Sure, you can do that, but emoticons and emojis can only go so far.
But now you won’t have to worry about finding means of expressing the feeling boiling inside your bosom. Starting with Tinder’s latest update, users will now be able to perform a little search through GYPHY’s GIF gallery in order to seek out the perfect GIF for the job.
Although GYPHY’s gallery is somewhat limit to Tinder users, the developers said that more are on the way. GIFs have invaded Tinder, meaning that the users will now be able to choose from different GIF when they want to express a certain feeling.
Tinder’s newest version which features the GIF upgrade, among others, is only available to iOS users, but the company promised that Android and Windows Phone versions are on the way. Another improvement brought by the new version is the upload feature.
Users will now be able to upload photos in the chat Window directly from the camera roll, or by simply taking a picture. The company wanted to eliminate the tiresome chain of actions you needed to do in order to upload a picture. Moreover, in the older version, the only way you could’ve uploaded a picture into the app was to take it directly from Facebook.
Moreover, Tinder also added a new like and dislike system. For example, if you like a person, swipe right and you don’t like him\her, swipe left.