“If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million,” said Catherine Connelly, Vice President of Brand Strategy at The Meet Group. “Long our top requested feature, one-on-one live video provides the opportunity to get to know someone safely without exchanging phone numbers. One-on-one video adds yet another tool in our safe meeting toolkit, something we encourage all our members to do before they consider meeting in a safe place. What’s more, short of meeting in real life, nothing provides a better sense of who a person is and whether or not there is chemistry than a one-on-one video chat.”
By simply tapping the video chat icon on the MeetMe app, members can initiate video chat requests to those with whom they have previously exchanged messages. Members can only receive video chat requests from people they have already communicated with. Recipients have the option to accept or decline any incoming video chat request, and they may also choose to block or report abusive users through our one-tap report abuse feature.
“Having launched industry-leading Report Abuse buttons just last week, we are thrilled to activate yet another feature aimed at helping users stay safe while meeting new people on our platform,” continued Connelly. “With roughly 50% of our daily active users on MeetMe engaging in one-on-one chats without visiting our broadcast video feature, we believe one-on-one video chat has the potential to introduce more users to our interactive video platform to make meaningful connections. We look forward to expanding one-on-one video chat to our Skout and Tagged apps in the coming months.”
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Our ecosystem of livestreaming apps enables users around the world to interact through one-to-many livestreaming broadcasts and text-based conversations. Our top apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, Tagged® and Growlr®, deliver live interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily. Headquartered in New Hope, PA, we have offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. A description of our industry-leading safety practices can be found here. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including whether one-on-one will help users stay safe while meeting new people on our platform as anticipated, whether one-on-one will introduce more users to our interactive video platform to make meaningful connections; and whether we will expand one-on-one video chat to our Skout and Tagged apps in the coming months. 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,” “outlook,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 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, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 8, 2019. 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.