Blued has today launched a brand new feature that will help its members stay connected through the use of live video speed dates.
Quick Chat automatically pairs users based on their spoken-language, and potential matches can preview each other’s names, regions and one photo before deciding to accept the call.
However, both profiles will stay completely private during the initial conversation, with the image and username associated with the Quick Chat feature being different to their main account.
If both parties accept a pairing, they will meet in a timed live video chat and then have 60 seconds to decide if they want to continue the conversation or allow the match to expire. If there’s a shared interest, each user can choose to extend the session by another 60 seconds.
Conversations can last for as long as they’d like and if they mutually want to take the relationship to the next level, they can easily add each other as a friend on Blued.
Ryan Marzolph, Product Design Lead for Blued, said in a statement: “These are exceptionally difficult times. People are isolated and anxious, and they’re often unable to seek out the basic human connections they need to feel happy and supported.
“Quick Chat gives our community a safe way to start meeting each other once again. More than just browsing profiles and sending messages, it offers immediate face-to-face live conversation with another person in a space created just for the gay community. Being able to flirt, joke around, or just talk to someone else is so important to helping us all feel a bit more normal again.”
Quick Chat is now available in the United States, Japan, South Korea and across South America. It will be introduced to the rest of Blued’s global users in the near future.
Visit the Blued website here.