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Now Tinder Will Let You Swipe Right Through Instagram

The dating app on everyone’s phones just released a slew of new updates that will make swiping left and right even more interesting. Today Tinder announced that you can now get your pre-date screening + virtual flirting on through Instagram, a new feature that will allow a more “real world” peek into the lives and filter choices of your potential soul mates.

With the new Instagram integration, Tinder users are able to connect their account to their profile with a single tap to display their recent shots and vids. Then, whoever you’re matched with can scroll through your recent adventures in addition to the info already included in your Tinder profile (and potentially see how #nofilter your in-app rundown actually is). We’re wondering how this new connection might change your Insta behavior. Maybe your feed could use less #shoefies, cat pics and artistic collages and stand to be buffed up with more selfies and shots of you + your P.I.C.s in action.


But Tinder didn’t stop there with the updates. Bonus features also include an expanded view of common connections. Now not only will you be able to see who is a direct friend of an eligible bachelor/bachelorette, but you’ll also be able to see the friends-of-friends you two have in common. This feature could add more context or totally scare you away if one of those friends happens to be that creeper you recognize from the bar last weekend.


The last new element you’ll find on the dating app that was almost called Matchbox is an expanded interests list that now includes all of your Facebook interests. While this feature will help highlight things you have in common — nothing like bonding over your shared interest in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at a wine bar (sipping peeno noir, of course) — it also means that it’s time really pay attention to everything you’ve thumbs-ed up from college till now. We bet you never thought you’d be spring cleaning your online profiles, huh?

After debuting Tinder Plus in March, the premium version of the courtship service that gives users access to unlimited liking capabilities and features like Passport + Rewind, Tinder’s latest moves definitely give non-paying users a major reason to stay loyal to the dating app: by combining the forces of these three new features, you’ll basically be conducting a full background check on your potential mate directly in the app. Talk about 21st century dating perks.

Are you into Tinder’s Instagram integration and other updates? Let us know in the comments.

(Photos via @tinder + Tinder)

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*