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Shortly after, Bumble will roll out its own video support as well.
This continues the dating service’s larger mission of helping users find relationships, not casual encounters.
However, a later version of the app will allow for a semi-permanent way to keep them.
(More to come on that this fall.) Again, Bumble’s interest in video has a lot to do with how the company feels the format will help users show more of themselves, which is the common thread between all the dating apps’ embrace of video.
The company says users can add videos up to 30 seconds long, by pulling from those that already exist on their phone.
However, it’s shying away from short-form, disappearing videos like those found in Instagram, Snapchat, or Messenger “Stories.” In fact, Hinge will not prompt people to take a front-facing video at all, only those pre-recorded or previously shared to Facebook or Instagram.