After finally having the inappropriate billboards that linked them to an STD epidemic taken down, the people behind Tinder finally had time to listen some of their user requests, so now you can add photos to Tinder. Not only that, but they actually implemented two of their all-time most requested features – Tinder lets you send gifs and upload pictures from your phone.
- Uploading pictures from your gallery was one of the most requested features for the app
- New option available on to how to add pictures to Tinder from camera roll and Tinder pics from phone
- The update is only available for iOS currently, but it will come to Android soon enough
- You will be able to send gifs to your matches via the Giphy service
- Tinder apparently wants to slowly separate itself from Facebook
- The app is owned by InterActiveCorp, making it Match.com’s sister company
Add Photos to Tinder Now Available
Users have been waiting for quite a while now for a new Tinder update, especially one that would perhaps bring them the most requested feature of all times – for Tinder, at least – and the answer to the question how to add pictures to tinder from camera roll or gallery without having to log into Facebook.
Up until this point, Tinder had been forcing users to only use as profile pictures those pictures that were already on Facebook.
This caused many unpleasantries, with people going so far to upload pictures to Facebook and make them visible only to themselves so that they can be used as profile pictures on Tinder.
How to Add or Upload Pictures to Tinder From Camera Roll
With the new update, users can now choose any picture they want from their camera roll, or from their gallery, without having to log in with Facebook or to first upload the picture there.
Another feature brought by the new software update, first to iOS and then to Android, is the ability to use gifs in your conversation with your matches.
You won’t be able to use any gif whatsoever, though, as you will be limited to the wide library of gifs present on the Giphy platform.
A few more features were also introduced with the new software update, but none as big as the previous ones.
First of all, emojis will now appear larger if you post them without accompanying text.
Last but not least (although it probably is the least important feature), the Tinder app now supports the 3D Touch feature present in iPhone 6s, allowing it to use the peek and pop functionality when clicking on a link in your conversation.
The main thing about the new software update is what is says about the app’s partnership with Facebook.
If until this point they chose to have Facebook accounts mandatory if you wanted an account, the fact that they are slowly getting rid of Facebook requirements means that the company is moving on from that partnership.
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