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Dating app ‘happn’ may soon launch new feature

IANS | Paris |

Global dating app "happn" on Thursday announced the launch of a new feature that may provide yet another opportunity to boost chance encounters.

Developed in early 2017, the new feature — "CrushTime" — is currently in its beta testing phase, and will be launched in a few weeks, the French startup said in a statement.

The new feature will provide a user with the profiles of four people recently met on the app, one among which would have liked the profile. 

The user will get to guess who liked the profile. The feature will come into play when you least expect it will create another layer of discovery for the app's users. 

"CrushTime reinforces our company manifesto to "Make chance happn", adding another tool to optimise chance and empower our users to make the best out of fortuitous encounters," said Didier Rappaport, CEO and co-founder of "happn". 

"We have also introduced artificial intelligence into our system, innovating the app to enrich the experience of our users," Rappaport added.

"happn", the first mobile dating app to use real-time geolocation to help discover people crossed paths with in real life, was officially launched in India in April 2017. 

The app currently has 33 million users around the world and operates in 50 major cities spread across 40 countries.