Waplog, a popular dating app in several European markets, has just introduced video chat functionality.
The new feature will randomly match singles together from all over the world for face-to-face conversations.
If two people don’t speak the same language, they can continue the interaction through text messages and use Waplog’s internal translation service to decipher what is being said.
Video chat was initially tested in select markets back in September, and was announced as part of a wider redesign of the iOS app intended to improve user experience.
According to a Waplog spokesperson, the video update has been well received. Users enjoy automatic matching and the ability to talk to someone straight away.
Co-founder Furkan Kuru is optimistic about the benefits of the feature. He said in a statement: “We are expecting rapid growth in terms of both active users and revenue”.
Last year, Waplog brought in a ‘Story’ feature that works in a similar way to Instagram and Snapchat. However, all video content needed to be checked and verified by moderators before it was made public.
It was designed to help eliminate catfish from the service, as the presence of regular photo and video content adds authenticity to a profile.
Visit the Waplog website here.