We added video chat to Hinge so that our members can stay connected even when we need to be physically apart.
Before you can begin using video chat, both you and the person you're matched with need to send a message to each other. This does not include an initial comment you may have sent when liking someone's profile. The video chat option will not be available until you and your match have each sent a message.
The purpose of that requirement is to help keep these calls safe and respectful. We want to be sure you have a chance to chat a little bit before taking the next step.
When you're ready to place a video call, simply tap on the camera icon at the top right of your chat screen.
You can also place a voice call, with no video, by tapping the phone icon.