Bumble has introduced emoji reactions to the dating platform, making it easier to start conversations with matches.
Users of all genders in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada on Bumble Date can make the first move by sending an emoji. The emoji will only be shared if the two people match.
There are nine emoji options to choose from, including the heart-eye smiley face, the ‘see no evil’ monkey, and a pair of clapping hands. The addition eases the pressure on sending that first message.
For heterosexual matches on the platform, Bumble puts women in control of the conversation, requiring them to initiate contact before a man is able to respond – and the new emoji feature will now also become a way to begin an interaction.
According to Elite Daily, Jemma Ahmed, head of insights at Bumble said in a statement: “So many emotions can be communicated through an emoji – whether it’s love and attraction or humour and silliness. Across our digital communications at large, emojis are part of our new normal.
“We know that emojis play a big role in how people flirt today and we wanted to make it easier for our community to use this shared language – we hope this new feature will make it a little easier to make the first move.”
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