Announced in January, Bumble VID will allow users to share video “stories” on their profile.
This continues the dating service’s larger mission of helping users find relationships, not casual encounters.
”On Hinge we encourage our members to be authentic with one another because we know that leads to the best connections,” explains Hinge founder and CEO Justin Mc Leod.
As users continue to talk, the blur fades away – but users can opt to add it back if they want to remain hidden.
Zoosk says the blur fades over 40 seconds, but you can tap “Add Blur” whenever you like to remain hidden.
“Our profiles already do a great job, but video creates the opportunity for our members to learn about potential matches in a way that simply can’t be captured with still photos and text.” The company will also encourage video adoption, too, by showing Hinge profiles with video to five times more people it says.
Meanwhile, Zoosk’s newer product Lively is hoping to capitalize on video to bring more people to its app.Hinge, for example, will now allow users to augment their user profiles on the service with video.The company says users can add videos up to 30 seconds long, by pulling from those that already exist on their phone.NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc. Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. Is your online Date saying something along the lines of: “Ok babe listen ..