Online Dating’s Move to Video Named A ‘Top Tech Trend 2017’

Online dating apps moving to video has been named as one of Fortune’s top tech trends from this year.

Many dating apps have introduced video features this year, with Hinge allowing its users to swap out any of their six photos and upload 30-second films instead.

These are memorable videos that users may have shared on Instagram, Facebook or sent to friends on their camera roll.

Bumble also launched a video-chat feature called BumbleVID, which allows users to create a story with unlimited 10-second videos that delete after 24 hours.

Users can film 10-second videos from the app and then post them to their profile, which can be viewed by anyone that comes across them.

This summer, Match also added a new ‘story’ feature to enable users to create up to 60 second long live action videos.

Match CEO, Mandy Ginsberg told Mashable: “There’s no way we can expect everyone to be a filmmaker, so that’s why we wanted to make sure it was light and easy.”

Lastly, a couple of months ago, The Meet Group announced a new live-streaming feature for Tagged called Tagged Live.

This new feature enabled users to broadcast and view live-streamed video, as well as earn and send virtual gifts.

Business magazine, Fortune also listed the iPhone X breaking records and Facebook admitting it is a media company as other top tech trends from this year.

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