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You might be sick to the back teeth of app after app bringing out new features every other week.

However, as any dedicated Tinder user will know, numb thumb from excessive swiping is a problem that is all too real.

Another all-too-real problem is accidentally swiping past what I can only assume could have been your future spouse. 

I'm sure we all are familiar with this crushing disappointment. 

To avoid the boredom and sometimes heartbreak of continuous swiping, Tinder have come up with a solution. 

Their new feature, ''Picks'', helps to curate your choice when attempting to find potential matches.

 It sees what kind of people that you're swiping on, e.g the deep-quote-and-man-bun/the gym bunny/the constant traveller/the no-socks-with-shoes type etc.

Then Tinder ''picks'' certain people for you based on interests you have. 

That's like cutting out over half the people that you're the swiping left on. Sounds ideal, right?

Brian Norgard Chief Product Officer at Tinder spoke to Bustle about the feature. “Just like a friend who introduces you to someone special because you share common interests, Picks makes finding potential matches even simpler, more fun, and more useful.”

Before you get too excited though, there are a few little catches. 

It's only available in the U.K., Germany, Brazil, France, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, Sweden, Russia, and the Netherlands right now, but if all goes well it will be expanding to others.

It's also only available on iOS (it will be heading over to Android very soon) and you have to be a Tinder Gold Member to use it. 

Tinder Picks also vanishes after 24 hours so if you haven't swiped on them in that window, the chance is gone. 

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When Instagram introduced the new albums feature, which allows you to upload multiple pictures at once in a carousel, we were pretty delighted. 

Now our Insta followers can be subjected to up to 10 of our selfies at once, mwuhahaha.

However, people soon became irritated that pictures which do not fit into the regular insta picture frame could not be made portrait or landscape, like they can when just uploading one image.

Instagram clearly took note, as the social platform has installed a new feature which allows the images to take these forms. 

However, there is a bit of a catch. 

All of the shots in the album have to have the same format, so they have to all be square, all be portrait or all be landscape. 

You're not able to mix and match different image formats in the one album.

At least it's a step in the right direction, right?

Install your Insta update to check it out for yourself.

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If you're constantly uploading and then deleting pictures from Instagram to make sure you have the right filter, then we feel you.

For many, it's an art to achieve the right aesthetic for your feed, therefore four (or more) photos are uploaded and then reloaded so you can find the perfect fit.

Well, it seems like Instagram has heard our pleas because the social media network is introducing a feature where you can temporarily or permanently hide your snaps.

Instagram's reps told Seventeen that the new feature is an "early test" and they'll "continue to iterate and expand availability over the coming months."

So, if you want to get on board with this, all you have to do is click the three dots at the top of your photo, then click the 'Archive' option.

Once you click on it, the photo will disappear from your feed and show up in your 'Archive' folder.

To view you archives, just click on the little clock at the top right hand of your feed.

And if you decide the picture is Insta-worthy, just tap the three dots again, and you'll see 'Show on Profile'. Press that and then HELLO, welcome to the feed, new shiny photo.

This handy little feature will cause us way less hassle!

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You’re scrolling through Instagram, find the outfit of your dreams, but by the time you’ve rounded up all of its deets you’ve totally lost interest.

If this situation sounds familiar, listen up, as Instagram is about to launch a new feature which will allow users to shop directly from the app.

Until now, third-party sites like LiketoKnow.it have been the only way to buy products semi-directly through the ‘gram, but soon the image sharing platform will begin testing a new shoppable posts feature.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, these shoppable posts will contain a “tap to view” icon which will produce a tag with information about the product involved when tapped.

Once a tag is selected, a more detailed view of the product will open which then leads to a “Shop Now” button.

To begin with, the feature will be tested on 20 brands and will only be available to users in the States.

If it’s successful, we could all be shopping while scrolling in the near future.

GIFs: Giphy

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Instagram is one of the world’s favourite social media outlets but between cropping, filtering and captioning images creating picture perfect posts can be pretty time consuming.

Because of the aesthetic nature of the app, a lot of crafting can go into constructing shareable content so we’re excited to learn that Instagram is now considering adding a ‘save draft’ option to its platform.

Currently, pressing the back button simply deletes whatever edits you’ve been developing which can be pretty annoying if you need to run when your post is almost but not quite finished.

But – according to Mashable – the much loved photo sharing app is now testing a feature which would allow users to save photos that have been worked on mid-edit so that they can be finished and posted at a later time.

While Instagram’s new Story feature has received a mixed reaction as people try to figure out if it will take down their beloved Snapchat, we think a save drafts option would be widely welcomed.

Feat image: Time

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Snapchat is already pretty addictive, but we think the app's latest feature is going to become a bit obsessive.

Not that we want to be obsessed with technology, but the new Discover channel is going to make you want to check your SC a hundred times a day.

Snapchatters are soon going to be able to subscribe to their favourite publishers and Discover channels, which means some great stories are going to be heading to you all the time.

If you want to do so, press and hold a story and then click subscribe.

Also, if you don't want to subscribe to something, their discover channel will have a photo and a headline that previews what's inside. No messing around!

We like the sound of that!

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Many businesses have Instagram accounts these days, so it's not uncommon for us to use a business account AND our personal accounts.

And while this is inconvenient and time consuming, it also gives most of us heart palpitations (because what SHEmazing followers want to see our cringe-inducing selfies?!).

So, to make life easier for everyone, IG has (finally caught on) introduced a multiple account feature, which means we can now use various accounts without having to keep logging in and out. Hurrah!

So far though, the setting is only available on Android phones, so iPhone users, you may have to wait a while (sob). 

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Snapchat has been making a lot of changes recently and the latest additional feature is Story Explorer

Story Explorer will provide users with various aspects of the same story, which is something social media apps are becoming increasingly interested in – just look at the popularity of Twitter Moments.

So, this means if you're looking at a public Snapchat story that you're really interested in, you can just swipe to get more snaps on the same subject.

Here's a video to explain the deadly new feature: 

 

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If you hate the new Twitter heart feature, then you're not alone. Many people have complained on the social networking site about the tiny heart – and it seems the people over at Twitter might have actually listened. 

One user, _Ninji, accidentally stumbled upon a new feature that the company may or may not be working on. 

Instead of tapping the heart to like something, users might now be able to select from a range of different emojis to express how they feel. 

Based on the screengrabs from _Ninji, the selected emojis include the face with hearts for eyes, the crying face, the 100, and the party popper. 

The feature looks very like Facebook's new reaction buttons, which allows users to choose a different face to respond to comments and statuses on their newsfeeds. 

But the best thing about this story? The Verge made contact with Twitter for a comment on the feature, and they replied in probably the best (and worst) way possible:

 We can only interpret that as Twitter saying: "You'll have to wait and see."

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