Ever thought of Tinder for Snapchat? Hoop.photo is exactly that. In this article lets see how to use Hoop app to date on Snapchat.
Opinion: Though it’s positioned as a way to find new friends, it could only be seen as another dating app, but built on top of Snapchat’s Snap kit API. Great effort no doubt, but people who are comfortable with online dating are already using apps like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and a few others. One of the main USP of these popular dating apps is the location, safety features, and interest-based recommendations, Hoop hasn’t incorporated any of that. With only a limited set of features, the team seems to be testing the capabilities of Snap’s API. We wish the best for the Hoop team, and we look forward to seeing how the app evolves in the future.
Hoop.photo has 4 main features.
The Hoop app allows you to discover new people based on Gender and location that you’ve set in your profile. From the profile stack, you can send a request if you like to connect with someone to get their snap chat id.
Accept/ Decline requests
Based on whether you wish to connect with someone or not, you can accept or decline requests that others send you.
Earn diamonds (in-app currency)
The in-app currency is known as diamonds. Users can collect diamonds by performing certain tasks like login in daily, sending their profiles, referring the app to their friends, etc. Each task has a certain number of diamonds associated with it, which they can earn.
To send a request to someone, you would need to spend the diamonds. Showing newer profiles every day is limited if you’d like to see more profiles should be ready to spend some more diamonds on the platform. The team has a well thought out monetization strategy.
Let’s learn how to use the Hoop app to find new friends on Snapchat.
Before you begin, you will need to have a Snapchat account.
Step 2: Sign in using Snapchat account details.
Step 3: The app will ask you to give permission to access your Snapchat name, Bitmoji photo, age, etc. Tap on ‘Allow’.
Step 4: Hook then requires you to fill in all the details before showing you matches. Fill in your preferences like who you are looking for Male/Female/Both and find people worldwide or within your country.
Step 5: Follow the process to verify your Snapchat username and then you’ll start getting recommendations.
Step 6: By default, you will get 200 diamonds (In-app currency) that will be spent while sending requests. Tap on the ‘White Ghost’ (Snapchat logo) icon to send a request if you like someone or the ‘X‘ button to pass.
Step 7: You are only shown a limited number of profiles, to see more, you will have to watch ad videos or take a survey.
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