Tinder is swiping right on your Instagram snaps. The popular dating app will now integrate your Instagram account as well as your Facebook account so potential suitors can see what you've been snapping lately.
Tinder is an app that reduces the dating decision to an instant yes or no, showing you photos of potential love matches and allowing you to swipe right if you like them or swipe left to consign them to oblivion. If the object of your affections also swipes right, you can chat via instant message in the app. Images and shared interests are pulled from your Facebook account.
Many users already write their Instagram handle in their profiles. And now it's official, if you opt to tie in your Instagram account to Tinder, the latest 34 images will appear in your Tinder profile -- giving you 34 more chances to flaunt your good side, your tasty lunch or your love of stroking tigers to Mr. or Miss Right.
Up until now, Tinder has used your Facebook profile to pull in your profile pictures and tell suitors if you have any friends or interests in common. The app showed the interests you have in common -- or, more accurately, the things you have both Liked on Facebook. But now it will show all your Facebook likes, highlighting the things you have in common, and allowing potential matches to see if you're into something they hate. You'll also see whether you have friends and friends of friends in common.
The changes are available in the free version of the app. A paid level, Tinder Plus, allows you to set your location and look for a mate in other parts of the world, as well as undoing your last swipe in case you accidentally left-ed the love of your life. Bizarrely, the service costs substantially more if you're over 28 (30 in the US).
The service has not been without controversy. Tinder Nightmares., echoed in accusations of misogyny and general creepiness by users chronicled in blogs like