Gay Dating App Hanky Now Lets Users Broadcast Live Photos To Nearby Singles As Signal To Meet

Gay dating app Hanky is the latest to take inspiration from Snapchat with its new instant date feature Moments.

The new feature, which has been rolled out publicly this week, enables singles to broadcast live photos to nearby users as a “signal to meet”.

The new feature was created following user feedback about being tired of chatting with singles online, only to meet up and realise the photos they used were outdated.

And so Moments hopes to give singles a more honest idea of who they are connecting with, as well as offering singles a quick way to let users know they are in the area and up for meeting.


Jonas Cronfeld, the co-­founder of Hanky, said: “We developed Moments to let anyone anywhere on the planet send out a simple signal to other guys in his neighbourhood that he’s available for meeting guys now, just by pressing a button.

“A live photo showing exactly what he looks like at this very moment prevents no ­longer accurate photos misleading people. It seems to be working brilliantly for our users.”

The London app launched in January, offering a new location-based gay dating platform that focuses on user safety by way of a number of validation and monitoring mechanisms.

When it launched, the app used an invitation-only sign up process, which required either an invite code from a friend and a validated phone number, or for users to sign up via Facebook.

Moments was initially launched in beta in Paris this August, and has since been rolled out globally for Hanky’s English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Danish speaking users.

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Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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