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<pre><pre>Bumble becomes one of the first major dating platforms to introduce in-app video and voice calls

Bumble & # 39; s has come up with a new way to bring video to its app: in-app voice or video calling. The feature applies to all uses of Bumble, including Bumble Bizz for making professional connections; Bumble BFF for making friends; and Bumble for dating. The option to start a call only becomes visible once an agreement has been concluded. Women can call from that first game while men have to wait until a woman has made the first move. The general appeal is that people don't have to trade phone numbers to chat, so if they don't match, the other person loses his ability to make calls.

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Only one other large dating app, Badoo, makes video calling within the app possible, which is not coincidental. The same man – Andrey Andreev – operates both Badoo and Bumble. Andreev consolidated the apps, just like Chappy and Lumen, into a new holding group called Magic Lab with plans to invest in new technology to bring people together.

Video has gradually become dating apps in various forms. Hinges allow people to upload videos to their profile, while Tinder has a feature called Loops on profiles of people who repeat GIFs. Video chats can potentially save people from bad first dates, but they can also be strange if people abuse the right to call or don't set standards around when it's appropriate to call.