Tinder to add new features, including tools to filter matches, text and photo prompts

In December, dating app Bumble announced new tools to filter match by more than just age and distance. Now, it seems Tinder is poised to do the same. Tinder parent company Match Group this week announced plans to expand its filtering capabilities, alongside other product updates such as new social engagement features and the forthcoming international launch for its interactive in-app experience called “Swipe Night.” The company was light on details about how Tinder’s new filters would work, but did say there would be both free and paid options available. In Bumble’s case, the company offered daters two filters for free but to add more options was a paid upgrade. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Tinder do something similar. “We…want to make the utility of Tinder better and more efficient,” explained outgoing Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg, who recently announced she’s stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. “We’ll be introducing features to give members more control over their experience,” she continued. “Tinder U is an example of this type of feature, where we enable users to limit their matches only to other college students. It was well-received, parti...

Nisi Switch Filter System Lets You Use and Rotate Multiple Filters At Once

We’ve got some pretty cool news for the landscape photographers out there, the filter system maker Nisi has just announced their new system, the “Switch,” which is a filter holder that well let you mount two filters at the same time (nothing new here), but with this system, you can rotate them independently. Thus, letting you take complete control of your image, designed for situations where you need to use a graduated ND system at two different angles (like in a valley). The system works with an 82mm main adapter, (which is included in the V6, V5 Pro, and V5 kits so any existing users are already off to a head start), and lets you mount 2 square filters, as well as a circular polarizer (or nd) with 360 degree rotation in the center. Honestly, this is kind of groundbreaking regardless of how simple an idea it should be. You can lock the system allowing you to rotate both filters together at the same time, or unlock and rotate separately. Made with aluminum-alloy construction CNC, so it’s designed to be lightweight but sturdy to avoid any slips and shakes during shooting. They state there’s no vignetting at 16mm, but we’ll hold judgement on that until we’re able to test first ha...