NEW HOPE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeetMe, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), the public market leader for social discovery, has released a new feature within its MeetMe app that makes it quick and easy to discover new mobile chat partners. The new feature, called “Hit Me Up,” appears within the Chat section and lets users indicate that they are available to chat right now.
Users viewing Hit Me Up can filter potential chat partners by age, gender, and location. When users add themselves to Hit Me Up, they’ll be shown for one hour. After their hour is up, users may add themselves to the top of the list again to show they continue to be ready to chat now.
“We strive to facilitate quality chat interactions for our users,” noted MeetMe CEO Geoff Cook. “One aspect of quality chat interactions is immediate replies. Hit Me Up is designed to find someone who wants to chat right now. Since the recent launch of Hit Me Up on iOS last week, we’ve seen icebreaker activity increase 50% and new conversations increase 8% on that platform. Hit Me Up is the latest in a deep pipeline of features aimed at driving more chats and increasing chat quality.”
Hit Me Up is now available within the MeetMe app for both iPhone and Android.
About MeetMe, Inc.
MeetMe® is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (NASDAQ: MEET). MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. With approximately 80 percent of traffic coming from mobile and more than one million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. The company is a leader in mobile monetization with a diverse revenue model comprising advertising, native advertising, virtual currency, and subscription. MeetMe apps are available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish and Korean. For more information, please visit meetmecorp.com.
Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including whether the Hit Me Up feature will make finding new mobile Chat partners easier or quicker, whether Hit Me Up will induce increased icebreaker activity or new conversations, whether we can complete our pipeline as anticipated and if so whether it will drive more chats or increase chat quality. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and the Prospectus Supplement (Rule 424(b)(5)) filed on July 24, 2014. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.