It's commonplace to see a link to one's Instagram profile inside their Tinder profile – and now Tinder has cut out the middleman. Tinder is now fully integrated with Instagram.
Now, if you so chose, you can link your Tinder and Instagram accounts so that your most recent Instagram photos will show up in your Tinder profile – 34 of them to be exact.
"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," says Tinder.
Instagram integration is probably the most important update Tinder's rolling out today, but the app has also added more context to profiles through "common connections" – now showing users friends of friends.
On top of that, profiles now include a user's full set of Facebook interests.
“This is the first of many steps to take the recommendations engine to the next level and help you assess the person you’re matching with and start those conversations,” Tinder cofounder and President Sean Rad told TechCrunch. “If we can provide our users with more relevant information for each connection, we can take them halfway there in terms of getting a conversation going.”
Tinder's most recent move was unveiling a paid tier, which rubbed many the wrong way.