An unsung skill of the social networking age is the ability to pick a good profile picture, whether for Facebook, Linked In, Twitter or Tinder.
It’s no trivial matter: people make up their minds about another person’s personality and likability within a second of viewing their photograph.
Bumble recently rolled out a new feature that lets users share a profile with their friend.
To send a profile to someone, users can either long press a profile photo, or open up the profile bio section, and click the highlighted “Share to a Friend” message icon.
Tinder, for example, allows you to display up to six pictures on your profile.
You’re better able to spot what’s stable in a person’s appearance, which is handy for when you run into an old friend you haven’t seen in years.If you have the app downloaded and click the link, the app will open on that person’s profile for you to swipe right or left on.If you do not have the app, however, or open the link on desktop, the image of the sent profile is pixelated so you cannot fully see their face, and is accompanied by a message saying: “You friend has found someone they think you’d really like on Bumble.” In a pop-up message introducing the feature, Bumble said: “See someone who would be perfect for a friend?For now, since strangers are often the ones you’re trying to impress on social media, it might be best to poll them about your best angle.Selecting dating profile pictures can be hard, whether you have too few or too many to choose from.“Because we’re familiar with our own face, we find it difficult to see through the eyes of an unfamiliar person,” White says.