Hinge Now Lets Users Add Video To Their Profiles


Hinge is launching a new feature today that lets users add video to their profiles.

Members of the relationship-orientated dating app can simply upload videos from their mobile’s Camera Roll, or from their Instagram or Facebook accounts.

When added, these videos will appear in a Hinge user’s Pinterest-style profile, taking the spot of a normal profile picture.

Other users are also able to like and post short comments on the videos.

According to the New York-based dating brand, profiles with videos get a 5x exposure boost.

The team created a short promo video for the release today, which uses the tagline: “Because your life isn’t static”.

Hinge video

The release comes a week after revealed it would be launching a Snapchat-style stories feature later this year.

The feature lets singles stitch together short video clips to form their own dating profile story, which is limited to 60 seconds, can be a mixture of photos and video, and can include a voiceover.

Mobile dating rival Bumble also announced a similar feature at the start of the year, called BumbleVID, which allowed users to collect a series of video clips into a thread, each clip disappearing after 24 hours.

In April, Hinge announced it would let users create a full profile on the dating app for free, after originally relaunching with a $7 subscription fee the year before.

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Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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