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Hinge dating app adds more ways to connect with new polls and video-specific prompts

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Targeting a younger generation of daters, the Match-owned dating app Hinge today launched two new features, “Video Prompts” and “Prompt Polls,” allowing users to answer video-specific prompts as well as post polls with three unique answers to choose from as potential matches.

The announcement of the two new features comes a year after the rollout of Hinge”Voice promptsa voice recording feature that allows users to hear the voice of a potential match. Video prompts and polls on Hinge profiles take these online interactions a step further, giving daters more ways to make connections.

The dating app is the first to offer users a way to post polls, the company claims. However, we reported last month that Bumble had started experimenting with polls, as well.

With the addition of “Prompt Polls,” Hinge hopes daters can have better conversations by asking questions about potential matches they want to know about them.

Users can choose from 21 poll prompts such as “If we won the lottery, let’s spend it”, “A dream house must include” and “Two truths and a lie”, among other prompts that aim to create a connection. After selecting a prompt, the user can enter three answers to choose from.

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Video, meanwhile, is nothing new to Hinge. But to add a new video-specific prompt, users can only record in the app. This encourages unfiltered and authentic interaction between users, Hinge believes.

The app added 16 new prompts designed for video. This includes “Something special for me”, “Hello from me and my pet”, “Assess my fitness”, and “Quick story time”.

Users can record a 30 second video to pair with the video prompt.

The new feature differs from the already existing video functionality in the “Photo Prompt” section of a Hinge user’s profile, allowing them to download previously recorded videos from Instagram and Facebook or their camera roll.

Hinge is also testing a way for users to also record a 30 second video in the photo section. The recording function is not available for all users. If a user doesn’t have the test, they can still record in the app with the new video prompt section.

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Like new video oriented dating apps continue to surface, Hinge is launching its new feature in hopes of improving the online dating game with a more expressive and fun way to date.

“With the launch of Video Prompts, we’re continuing to take the guesswork out of daters sometimes, so our community can feel confident about who they’re meeting,” Michelle Parsons, product manager at Hinge, told Hinge. TechCrunch.

Hinge users can go to “Edit Profile” and click on “Prompt Video” or “Prompt Poll”. Once a video prompt or poll is added, it will display under the first profile picture.

Users can add video prompt and prompt poll to their profile. They will still be able to add one voice prompt, six photos/videos, and three text prompts.

Similar to voice prompts, video prompts and quick polls are optional and can be added to a Hinge profile as an additional way to show off a user’s personality.

The updates are rolling out today for users of the Hinge app in global markets.

Updated 9/21/22 1:00 PM ET with a correction that not all users can save to the app in the “Prompt Photo” section as this is a feature under test.