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Tinder's new Reactions feature includes animations exclusive to women

The full-screen visuals include throwing a martini or sending an eye-roll, which only female users can use.

Tinder has released a new way for users to interact with potential love interests.

Reactions lets you send full-screen animations to matches in-chat, such as a round of applause or barrage of hearts

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However, the dating app’s marketing suggests the new feature is particularly aimed at female users.

Under the title “Menprovement” Tinder has released a series of videos with their female staff and comedian Whitney Cummings to promote Reactions – showing women using the feature to react to “douchebags”.

The app’s new animations include some which are exclusive to female users, such as sending an eyeroll or virtually throwing a martini at the other user.

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The new Reactions will appear as a new icon to the left of the GIF box on their app’s display.

To send a Reaction, users open an existing conversation and tap the icon, before scrolling through to send the one of their choice – such as a sea of laughing emojis or the “really…?!” button.

The "really...?!" animation
(Tinder)

Tinder say there have now been over 20 billion matches on the app to date.

They say Reactions gives a “fresh” way for users to communicate with each other and have promoted it with the tagline “actions speak louder than words”.

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