Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

You can now send GIFs on Tinder


We can see where this is heading.

Tinder has announced a new product update, just in time for Valentine's Day: you can now send GIFs in your messages.

So, as this video demonstrates, when you're really struggling for an ice breaker (seriously mate, "Wassssuppp"?) you can instead reach for a GIF of a cartoon cat moving their eyebrows. Perfect.

At the moment, you're limited to whatever is available on Giphy - and you'll be alerted to ones that are currently trending, just so you can follow the herd and stay #ontrend, but we all know that this is the first step towards live action sexting isn't it?

As if this excitement wasn't enough, you can now add profile pics directly from your camera roll, rather than going via Facebook and you can even 'like' messages (see below). Crazy stuff, we're sure you'll agree.

"At Tinder, we’re on a mission to create more meaningful connections. With that in mind, we’re excited to give our users more ways to engage with each other and express themselves. We’re tapping into the hugely popular trend of GIFs, powered by GIPHY, and allowing users to interact with potential dates in a more nuanced and compelling way than with verbal language alone” said Sean Rad, CEO at Tinder.

That's rad, Sean.

Tinder Like



These are the greatest inventions of the 21st century


This guy used Google Autocomplete to fill in his dating profile


Girl gives wrong number instead of her own - man responds brilliantly


Tinder has been secretly ranking how hot you are


You’ve been ending text messages wrong and it’s making people hate you


Man pretends to be glass of wine on Tinder. Gets 300 matches in 2 days


Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in 2017

To put your first-world problems into perspective

17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017