Stories comes on the heels of another successful product launch earlier this year: Missed Connections, which matches you based on locations you've both frequented. Somewhere around 60 percent of users have opted into it since its debut in January, and Ginsberg has similarly high expectations for Stories.
Ginsberg is the first to admit that Match lagged behind during the massive shift to mobile, and they’ve spent the last few years playing catch-up.
But she now believes "We’re as good or better than any other dating app out there." They’ve now turned their attention, she says, to setting themselves apart from the competition and exciting their existing users.
Host a chat room or participate in a created chat room.
Flirt with other people and invite to private chat.
” Video does seem irresistible as the next frontier in online dating, but will this particular way of doing it be enough to help Match capture people’s hearts again?
"We’re really clear on what we are and what we’re not.Stories is a big part of how they plan to do that, and to that end, they’ve gone in hot.They’ve dedicated somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of their development capacity to the project, which they’ll begin testing in a few markets this summer and will roll out nationally later this year.Social communication using live webcam chat functions are becoming increasingly popular.Chat using face-to-face chat or just simply text to friends, family or random strangers.They’re certainly not the first app to offer a video platform, but as of now they’re the first of the massive dating apps to take on this particular beast.