Match has introduced a new live video call feature which allows users to have face-to-face conversations with their matches.
‘Vibe Check’ is being released as part of the enhancement to online dating features during the COVID-19 lockdown, enabling singles to continue to interact on a personal level.
Once singles have matched and started a conversation, a black video icon will appear at the bottom of the messages. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, they’ll be able to request a ‘Vibe Check’, which the other member can either join or decline.
Match has published a video about ‘Vibe Check’ on its YouTube channel, giving members the opportunity to understand the feature further before committing to use.
In line with Match’s safety standards, users can easily report others for inappropriate behaviour on ‘Vibe Check’, such as violence, harassment, or nudity. All contact between the two users will be halted for their safety.
One of Match Group’s other subsidiaries Plenty of Fish released a live streaming feature last month. It rolled out ‘Live!’ ahead of schedule to help users deal with the loneliness brought on by self-isolation.
CEO Shar Dubey added that Match Group was planning to quickly implement video chat features across the majority of its platforms due to the current global pandemic.
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