Today, Hily, the dating app that promotes quality communication, launches video calls to make conversations inside the app more personal and safe, the company announced. The new feature will enable virtual dates inside the app.
“Although the quarantine restrictions are being gradually lifted, social distancing might last till the end of the next year. In times when face-to-face communication might be dangerous, we want to bring our users closer virtually. Video calls can make conversations more personal and honest, help capture moods and nonverbal cues,” says Jake Vygnan, Hily’s co-founder.
At the end of April, Hily conducted an in-app poll among 1500 of its users and learned that more than half would love to go on virtual dates. Another 17% have already tried this type of dating and wanted to do that again. With this new feature, the users will have such a possibility.
To make the whole experience safer, Hily enables its users to call only those people with whom they have a match. Also, the users can switch off the video calls function in the settings at any time. Video calls will be available only if two people are online. If not — they’ll get a notification that someone tried to call them.
Now the video calls are available to all Hily users around the world — using both Android or Apple devices. They are free and have no time limit.
Hily’s other video feature — stories are getting twice more views since the quarantine measures were implemented in the U.S., compared to the prior period.
Hily (an acronym for “Hey, I like you”) has been on the market since 2017 and now has more than 16 million users worldwide. Hily is a regular name on SensorTower top-grossing dating apps ratings.
Hily’s main focus is communication between its users. It continually introduces features that can help everybody start memorable conversations that can lead to something great.