Hinge is offering its online daters new audio prompts to bring their profiles to life with the sound of their voice.
Dating app Hinge is adding a new voice note feature that lets users showcase their voice and how they speak, on their profile, by answering prompts related to “getting to know you” questions.
The feature also allows users to exchange voice notes with others in chat.
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Hinge’s voice notes on profiles add a new personal dimension to digital dating. Hearing the sound or the way a person speaks can be very important to many daters. Having voice notes on display next to pictures and descriptions can prevent awkward moments of interrupting the conversation after communication goes from typing to calling each other.
“Hearing someone’s voice connects us in ways that seeing a photo or reading a text can’t. So it’s not surprising that 52% of Hinge users say they can learn more about a potential match through a voice message,” explains Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge. “It gives you a chance to check in with yourself early on about what the other person makes you feel, whether that’s chemistry, confusion, or disinterest.”
The feature is not a novelty in the online dating space, though. Bumble, Happn, and other apps have already added voice notes options.
How to Add a Voice Prompt to Your Hinge Profile
To add a voice prompt to your profile, you can go to “Edit Profile” in “Settings” and select the “Voice Prompt” option. The app offers a variety of prompts, like examples of worst date stories and favorite random facts. You can choose to answer any of them to record a voice note.
The feature is only available in the latest version of the app.
“Hinge wants to help people get to know you as soon as they see your profile. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, imagine how many your voice is worth. With the introduction of Voice Prompts, we’re adding more authenticity to the profile experience, allowing users to fully display their personality in a new way,” explains Hinge’s chief product officer, Michelle Parsons. “Our team’s focus is to introduce product updates that help our daters move from the selfie to new forms of self-expression.”
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