As with every form of communication, there are two sides to every icebreaker: that of the author and that of the recipient. To give you a better idea of this feature, let us take a look at it from both sides.
The icebreaker from the author's standpoint:
An icebreaker should be short and sweet: you have 250 characters. Try to be humorous, original, or charming. You can also use the person's profile for inspiration. Anything's better than "Hi, how's it going?"!
(Statistically, extremely long chat messages and messages such as "Hi" or "Hi, how's it going?" have the lowest probability of receiving a reply. So try to be a little more creative.)
One more important tip: Pay attention to your grammar and spelling! Blunders or careless mistakes can quickly cost you a chance.
The icebreaker from the recipient's standpoint:
When someone sends you an icebreaker, you will receive a push notification. You will also receive a special notification within the app itself when you receive an icebreaker.
Note: You can only open one icebreaker at a time.
A list of unopened icebreakers is not available. Each one could be the only one or the last one. This creates greater suspense, increases the personal value of each message, and helps ensure more equal opportunities.
After opening an icebreaker, you can click on the profile photo to view all of the author's other images – without visiting the profile itself.