TECH CRUNCH - Apr 24 - Facebook is planning to introduce video calling on Facebook Dating to connect and video call over Messenger. Many rival dating apps are adopting video. Bumble, for a year. Match Group recently rolled out video: Match, Hinge, PoF. Tinder has not yet embraced live video dates, but offers video in profiles. The company couldn't comment on whether or not video dating was in the works for Tinder, but in the post-COVID era, it would be almost bizarre to not offer such feature. Other dating apps have also launched video dating, including eHarmony. Facebook says the feature will roll out in the months ahead.
Mark Brooks: The Meet Group got video right before most dating apps in the West. They were inspired by Momo in China for one-to-many video and refined it on MeetMe, then acquired and powered up a number of brands around the world with video, including Skout, Tagged, Lovoo and now more recently Growlr. Their platform also powers POF's video (ref: March, 2020 press release). Full Disclosure: TMG are a client of Courtland Brooks