Tinder became one of the most popular apps around by offering one simple service, but now the company is hoping to expand its offerings by adding a tried and true feature to its own app with self-destructing photos. The new feature, called Moments, should be rolling out to Android and iOS today, offering the option to send disappearing photos to random people you match up with online.
Moments only works once you’ve matched up with someone, meaning you’ll still have to swipe through the current version of Tinder first. Once you get a match, you can snap a photo or grab one already saved to your phone and then quickly send it to all your current matches. Every photo sent over Tinder has a 24-hour lifespan before it disappears.
On the receiving end, when you get a photo on Tinder, you can swipe right to like it or left to reject. Swiping right will let the sender know you enjoyed their photo. You can also block individual users from sending you more pictures without shutting them out of chat.
Self-destructing photos fits into Tinder’s image as an app for casual dating, but the company clearly wants to branch out into a general friending service as well. Whether Moments can convince anyone that Tinder is useful for making friends is up for debate, though we’re sure it will be popular with the app’s current user base in the meantime.