Bumble’s New Update Means Catfishing Will Become Virtually Nonexistent
Apps have COMPLETELY changed the dating game. But for those that find new connections with apps (and there are so many to choose from), there are always going to be a couple hurdles to tackle. Big example? It’s still never 100 percent guaranteed that your match is going to be the same person who shows up IRL. But now Bumble is making it waaaaay harder for catfishers to even play the game.
Bumble will launch BumbleVID, a Snapchat-esque service that will allow users to upload 10-second videos that disappear after 24 hours. (The videos must have been taken within the past 24 hours to be uploaded.) Eventually the service will get a lot more features that we already use and love, like geotagging, stickers and filters. Anybody who comes across your Bumble profile will be able to see the videos you upload. And, just like on Instagram and Snapchat, you’ll be able to see who checked out your Bumble vids.
The new feature adds a whole new way for people to round out their profiles. Previously, it was only possible to get a peep into someone’s life with text conversations and what they choose to add to their profiles. BumbleVID will allow users to get a peak into how their matches live every day — which will be super hard for a catfisher to fake.
The feature will roll out within the next few weeks to every Bumble user who is photo verified.
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(h/t Tech Crunch; photo via Getty)