3 biggest ways Tinder changed in 2015
Tinder “Moments” was a Snapchat-like feature that allowed users to upload pictures for their matches, who could then swipe right to like the photo or left to dismiss it. Personally, I liked the Tinder moments feauture because it was a way to mass message your matches; if the photo and optional text was compelling enough, your matches would respond to it by messaging you.
An article in Tech Crunch speculated that the rise in popularity of Snapchat undermined the moments feature of Tinder, but users seemed to like it:
Dear @Tinder …Please Bring Back "Moments " …That Was The Only Way People Actually Communicated With Each Other Sincerely, Everyone ??
— 12:22 (@MsPreUniquee) January 3, 2016
My life would be at least 60% easier if Tinder would bring back the Moments
— Sadee Jo (@sadeejoo) January 1, 2016
Santa didn't bring back the "moments" feature on tinder so ? lets try again next year
— Jeff (@livingpresident) December 26, 2015
Tinder also joined a number of other dating apps that display where you went to school and where you work.
According to Tinder’s blog, users were asking for this change: “We’re adding your most-requested feature to Tinder profiles: job and education. Now you’ll know whether you’re looking at the profile of a fellow alum from your university or someone in an interesting industry. This allows users to make more informed choices when deciding to swipe left, right, or even up – while also providing great conversation starters.”
The reaction, however, was mostly negative:
WHY TF TINDER PUTTING WORK AND EDUCATION???? THATS ASKING FOR STALKERS
— ava (@howabouutno) November 19, 2015
Can some one please explain why @Tinder REQUIRES my work and education history, religion, and everything I've ever liked on facebook ever?
— Katy Werlin (@PastFashion) April 30, 2015
Also why does tinder tell people ur place f work and education.
— dem (@DemiSaveall1) November 12, 2015
Back in April, Tinder allowed users to connect their profiles with their Instagram accounts. Many users were already promoting their Instagrams in their bios, and this update basically streamlined the process:
Confession: The only reason I have my instagram linked to my tinder is so thirsty gays will like my pics/follow me
— NICK THE DICK (@BadGurlNiNi) December 24, 2015
I tried using Tinder to get Instagram followers once.
— Mark Burkhart (@_MarkBurkhart) January 1, 2016
Sometimes I can't remember if I stalked someone on Instagram or if I saw them on tinder. Or both.
— Jessica Bellina (@jessbellina) December 24, 2015
We’ll see what Tinder and other dating apps have in store for 2016.
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About Jordan Murray Jordan is a journalist who has written extensively about dating and lifestyle for multiple publications.