Dating apps continue to up their game, so to speak, as technology gets more and more advanced, and there are many cool dating app features you may not know about. For instance, some let you leave voice messages for one another while others let you send pictures. Now, as of Nov. 8, Coffee Meets Bagel is getting in on the added-features game with the launch of an innovative video feature option, so you’ll have a fully dimensional glimpse into potential matches.
Sometimes with online dating and dating apps, people worry about being catfished, where someone does not look the same in person as they do in their photos. But if you have the opportunity to send a video in-app, you get to see them up close and personal, in a sense, which seems like a big positive. For instance, Hinge introduced video profiles earlier this year, and Lively, too, has video wherein you can even blur yourself if you don’t want the conversation to just be looks-oriented.
“The Coffee Meets Bagel design has made it really easy for people to share about themselves — this will be a game-changer!” Coffee Meets Bagel’s Co-Founder and COO Dawoon Kang tells Bustle. “The future of dating apps is where people experience real connection on the app, not after they meet up in the real world.” Kang also said the video feature will help Coffee Meets Bagel users get a better sense of other members on the app, i.e., their potential future dates, since the videos will allow people to learn more than they can from just profile pictures and written messages alone.
It definitely sounds like yet another way to weed potential matches out, which is a big plus. After all, dating apps can get overwhelming, and fast, so when added features can differentiate one from the next, everyone wins. That said, here are even more cool dating app features you probably don’t know about, but should start using, and STAT.
Coffee Meets Bagel: You Can Create An 8-Second Video
As mentioned above, Coffee Meets Bagel just launched their new video feature, which includes a “question of the day” in order to get members talking even more. For each question, CMB members can create a video up to eight seconds long. The daily questions will allow you to see the nuances of someone’s personality, and, TBH, nothing can replace seeing someone in a video — except for meeting them in person, of course, but hopefully the video will encourage you to do so even more. Videos can be viewed by members in the area; however, similar to Snapchat, they’ll disappear once the topic refreshes. See? Catfishing will be nearly impossible, since CMB members will keep making new videos.