Popular dating app Tinder has released an update this week which sees Instagram integration and more detail on mutual friends and friends-of-friends.
A new setting allows you to display your recent Instagram photos directly on your profile page. In the past, photos you shared were limited to those you had uploaded to Facebook – making it difficult for fake profiles to appear, as Facebook users uploading pictures of strangers would typically be frowned upon.
In a blog post, the company explained
Tinder profiles just got a lot more colorful with Instagram integration. Setup is easy: just go to your profile, select ‘edit’ and choose ‘Connect Instagram.’ Confirm your Instagram username and password, and you’re set – your Tinder profile will automatically start displaying your recent Instagram photos. Now there’s no need to put your Instagram handle in your profile description to tell your story (we got sick of having to do that, too). And in case you were wondering, Tinder won’t post anything to Instagram on your behalf or alter your existing Instagram privacy settings.
Tinder now shows you the mutual friends and friends of friends you have in common with your potential matches, adding more context and an extra degree of connection to every swipe. You won’t have common connections with every person on Tinder (that’d be super boring, wouldn’t it?), but when you do, we’ve got you covered.