Tinder Loops: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Profile Picture a GIF

This is the future of dating profiles, baby.

by Josie Rhodes Cook

Tinder Loops, the recently announced video feature from Tinder, rolled out worldwide on Thursday for iOS devices. While certainly not the first innovative feature the dating app has tested out, it may be one of Tinder’s most exciting yet.

With Tinder’s two-second Loops, users can take any video and create a “Loop” from it to use in place of a still photo for their profile picture — provided they’re using an iOS device (though a representative for Tinder told Inverse by email on Friday that Loops will also roll out to Android users “later this summer”). Tinder also announced that it is testing the ability to add nine photos or Loops in your profile rather than six.


A representative for Tinder told Inverse by email that Loops is rolling out to Tinder users on iOS “over the coming days” in the following markets:

Japan (test country in June), United Kingdom, United States, France, Korea, Canada (original test country in April), Australia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden (original test country in April), Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to use Tinder Loops, so you too can have a dynamic gif to attract potential dates instead of a boring, old-school photo.

1. Tap the Add Media Button

In your Tinder app, navigate to your profile. Once there, click the “add media” button in the middle of the screen.


2. Choose A Video and Add It

Choose which video you want to be featured in your Loop. Once you’ve found the perfect video, select it.

3. Edit the Time

After you’ve picked your video, you can edit it down in the Tinder app to focus on the two seconds you want in your Loop. Drag the time strip to isolate your chosen seconds.


4. Preview Your Loop

Before you add it to your profile, you can preview your Loop. Make sure it shows off the correct two seconds you wanted in step 3.

5. Add to Profile

Then you just have to click “Add to Profile” in the Tinder app, and your new Loop should go live.

Happy swiping!