Quickly swiping through six photos of your potential future life partner seems so impersonal. But rapidly pawing through short looping videos? That’s the stuff of true romance.
Or, at least, that’s what Tinder clearly hopes. The company announced today that it’s testing a new feature which will allow people to upload two-second looping videos to their profiles in place of the more traditional photo.
“That’s right, you get two seconds of looping video to show more personality, which is the best way to get more right swipes,” the company explained in a press release. “And be quick about it, because everyone who’s anyone will be showing off their moves.”
Ah yes, the old condense-your-personality-into-a-two-second-video path to love. Works every time.
To get started, you first need to upload your hot hot hot video to Tinder, where you will be given the opportunity to edit it in the app.
“Once you select your video,” explains an image accompanying the press release, “drag the time strip to select your desired Loop. Preview your Loop before you add it to your profile.”
In addition to the groundbreaking new way of expressing yourself, Tinder says it’s “testing the ability to add nine photos or Loops in your profile instead of six.”
In other words, profiles are about to get a whole lot busier.
But all you Vine masters bursting at the seems to show off your looping game should temper your excitement just a wee bit. That’s because, at least for now, Tinder is only testing Loops on iOS devices in Canada and Sweden.
Which, well, fine. Love is blind anyway, right? And Loops aren’t going to change that anytime soon. Or, at least that’s what you can keep telling yourself as you aimlessly swipe non-Loops into dating app oblivion — repeating the gesture forever, in little two-second bursts.