In New York City, Happn now has 250,000 active users — one-quarter of its US users.Investors are especially impressed that between 55 and 60 percent of Happn’s registrants are monthly active users, and another 40 percent of those are checking the app every day.I caught up with a friend visiting from Paris this weekend, and he revealed that he has a new girlfriend. Men set up profiles, which read like product pages, and they can only communicate with a woman if she chooses them.
Facebook’s API is open-source so anyone can create a chatbot for their platform and Facebook has updated the service to use less text speak and more clickable menus.
In the UK, Match joins other branded Facebook Messenger bots including Pizza Express, Vogue magazine and white pages of messaging apps,” citing 1.2 billion people currently using it monthly.
“We have a shot of becoming the Yellow Pages of messaging apps.” Marcus likened the app to a “playground” for Facebook.
As CNET reported from F8, “Marcus said the idea behind all the new features is that Messenger is kind of like a social living room, where you hang out, play games, eat and talk to friends.
They met on the dating site Adopte Un (translation: Adopt a Guy).
Women like it because they aren't spammed by tons of guys, and guys like it because they know a woman is somewhat interested right away.
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Happn executives attribute its growth to the fact that it is different from Tinder — it’s more about relationships, they said.