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Tinder launches MUSIC MODE that automatically plays users’ favourite songs from their profiles

Looking to date a fellow 80s pop lover? Tinder launches MUSIC MODE that automatically plays users’ favourite songs from their profiles

  • Tinder has launched Music Mode in its recently-added Explore tab
  • Users can select an Anthem that defines them and it will play on their profile 
  • Music Mode will be rolling out to Tinder members globally in the coming weeks


Whether its 80s pop or hard-core techno, many singletons would prefer to date someone with a similar music taste to them.

Now, Tinder has made it easier to suss out potential matches’ music interests, with the launch of its latest feature, Music Mode. 

Music Mode will automatically play users’ chosen Anthems – the ‘one song that defines them inside and out’ – from their profiles.

‘Songs are deeply personal, and Music Mode is a place to spark something new through music,’ said Kyle Miller, VP of Product Innovation at Tinder. 

Music Mode will automatically play users’ chosen Anthems – the ‘one song that defines them inside and out’ – from their profiles

How to try Music Mode 

  1. Click on your profile and then select the Edit Profile button
  2. Scroll to Spotify Anthem and choose the song that best defines you
  3. Head on over to the Explore tab (at the bottom of your screen, the symbol with four squares) 
  4. Scroll until you find Music Mode
  5. Once in Music Mode, you’ll be able to navigate through members who also have their Spotify anthem on their profile and their chosen anthem will automatically play

Music Mode is the newest immersive experience within Tinder’s Explore tab, and has been created in collaboration with Spotify.

In a blog announcing the new feature, Tinder explained: ‘Through an integration with Spotify, Music Mode automatically plays members’ chosen Anthems – that one song that defines them inside and out – right from their profiles.

‘Members who link their Spotify accounts and add an Anthem to their Tinder profiles will be able to enter Music Mode.’

According to Tinder, about 40 per cent of all Gen Z members (those born from 1997-2012) already have Anthems on their profiles.

However, Music Mode takes things a step further, by automatically playing your Anthem from your profile. 

Mr Miller added: ‘Now with Music Mode, our members can experience that feeling when you’re at a party and you find out someone else loves the same songs you do.

‘It’s amazing how adding music as another element of discovery elevates the whole experience on Tinder.’

To try Music Mode yourself, open the Tinder app and click on your pofile. 

Once in Music Mode, you’ll be able to navigate through members who also have their Spotify anthem on their profile and their chosen anthem will automatically play

Once in Music Mode, you’ll be able to navigate through members who also have their Spotify anthem on their profile and their chosen anthem will automatically play

Do you care about your date’s music taste? 

A survey of 1,001 Tinder users in September found that 84 per cent of users are hoping to find a match who shares their taste in music. 

Music compatibility was also found to be more important them them than looks (64 per cent), political views (61 per cent) and even a sense of humour (48 per cent). 

Select the Edit Profile button, then scroll down to Spotify Anthem and choose the song that best defines you. 

Head over to the Explore tab at the bottom of the screen (the symbol with four squares). 

Scroll down until you find Music Mode.  

Once in Music Mode, you’ll be able to navigate through members who also have their Spotify anthem on their profile and their chosen anthem will automatically play

Music Mode was created following a survey of 1,001 Tinder users in September about their music tastes. 

The survey found that 84 per cent of users are hoping to find a match who shares their taste in music. 

Music compatibility was also found to be more important to them than looks (64 per cent), political views (61 per cent) and even a sense of humour (48 per cent). 

Music Mode will be rolling out to Tinder members globally, in all markets where Spotify is available, in the coming weeks. 

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