The Meet Group is set to introduce two new video features on Tagged, it’s dating app dedicated to the African-American community.
The new features, one-to-many livestreaming and ‘Blind Date’, will enable users to continue to have meaningful interactions with each other in the current climate of coronavirus lockdown.
‘Blind Date’ allows users to meet and date streamers through a timed video chat based on personality rather than looks.
The streaming host can hear but not see the contestant, but as the date progresses, the contestant’s video becomes less blurred and more clear. The contestant is revealed when time runs out or after the host decides it’s a match and taps the ‘date’ option.
The feature is an expansion of the The Meet Group’s popular NextDate game, which facilitates video speed-dates while broadcasting to a watching audience.
The Meet Group also plans to enable 1:1 video chat on Tagged over the coming weeks as an alternative to meeting in person.
Geoff Cook, CEO of the Meet Group, said in a statement: “We have reminded our users that in-person dating is not essential and that social distancing is important. These video dating features, we hope, will help people find support, connection, and love in these uncertain times.
“There are more than 95,000 NextDate dating games played each day on our apps, and more than one million people either watch or livestream on our video platform every day.
“Since the start of the pandemic, time spent in video has increased by 39%. As the social distancing timeline is extended, we are accelerating the launch of video dating products across our portfolio of dating apps.”
The Meet Group added livestreaming capabilities to GROWLr, it gay dating app, at the beginning of the month.
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