Videos on online dating
(The videos imported from social networks can be longer than 30 seconds, Hinge notes.) Instead, Hinge believes support for videos will allow members to better show who they really are, by sharing fun or memorable moments and activities from their lives.
This continues the dating service’s larger mission of helping users find relationships, not casual encounters.
So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a means of offering an angle into people’s lives, activities, and interests.Shortly after, Bumble will roll out its own video support as well.Announced in January, Bumble VID will allow users to share video “stories” on their profile.This week, both Hinge and Zoosk’s Lively are rolling out support for video, each in their own way.Hinge, for example, will now allow users to augment their user profiles on the service with video.