When looking for a date online, it can be difficult to get a proper idea of what potential suitors are really like just by looking at their photos. But that could be set to change, with the introduction of a new video feature on Bumble. The dating app is set to launch BumbleVID, allowing users to create a story of 10-second videos, which will delete after 24 hours. Users will record 10-second videos directly within Bumble, which are posted to their profile. The videos can be viewed by anyone who comes across the profile while swiping.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Dating is about to get political again. After briefly disabling the feature, Bumble is reportedly allowing users to once again filter matches based on their political stance. This option was temporarily disabled following the riot at the U.S. Capitol "to prevent misuse," Bumble previously said.
From the way we count our steps to the measures we take to get noticed online, Silicon Valley has transformed the everyday life of the average American. How and what platform we choose to date hasn't escaped this reality. Users of online dating apps, stemming from websites that became less socially acceptable among younger generations, are at the mercy of "swipes" to find love, a casual encounter or simply to boost their egos. But which app daters use may lead to unintentional assumptions – clichés, even – about why they chose a particular matchmaking platform, ranging from how they present themselves on their profiles to what kind of connection they are seeking. Almost half of U.S. online users have met or know someone who has met a romantic partner on a dating website or app.
The dating app Bumble has disabled its politics filter after it was supposedly used to reveal the identities of Capitol rioters, Mashable has reported. Bumble support posted on Twitter that it "temporarily removed our politics filter to prevent misuse," adding that it "prohibits any content that promotes terrorism or racial hatred." Bumble has promised in another tweet that it will "be reinstated in the future." It also stated that it has removed users confirmed as participants in the US Capitol attack. We've temporarily removed our politics filter to prevent misuse.