The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot, even for online dating. This has given rise to several features that make virtual dating more interactive, and Bumble is upping its game new features like Night In, video notes, and 360-degree video backgrounds.
‘Night In’ feature
The new Night In feature is a virtual space on the dating app where two people can play interactive games over one-on-one video chats (Think: Houseparty). This will allow users to make things interesting and get to know each other better before they go on an actual date.
How does it work?
If two people have matched, they will get an option to use the Night In a feature by clicking on the icon within the chat. When opted, both parties will get notifications for their video date. Once they are in the virtual game room, they will be presented with the game and the rules.
The feature is expected to get more game options and experiences soon.
Video Notes and 360-degree video backgrounds
Additionally, Bumble has also introduced the Video Notes, which will be in addition to the existing audio notes on the app. Video notes will allow daters to send each other short videos to interact in a better way. Users can also add five Snapchat lenses that include Atmosphere, Reactions, and Fox Ears/Tail.
Bumble has introduced a new 360-degree video background, which will make online dating a bit more realistic.