Happn Celebrates 10 Million Users Worldwide and Releases New Voice Feature

Explosive growth puts leading dating app on path to reach 30 million members by year-end

Jan 20, 2016, 00:01 ET from Happn

PARIS, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Happn, the leading dating app that enables users to discover the people they've crossed paths with in real life, has surpassed 10 million users around the world. As one of the fastest growing dating apps, Happn is on target to reach 30 million users by the end of 2016.

"We're incredibly grateful to the millions of dedicated Happn members around the world who have helped us reach this point. To kick off the New Year and celebrate this milestone, we're giving our users a new feature to build more meaningful relationships within the app by using voice," said Didier Rappaport, CEO and co-founder of Happn.

Happn's newly unveiled voice feature lets users send connections one-minute long personal audio clips in the app.

With the addition of more than 1.5 million new users every month and a 66 percent increase in users over the last quarter alone, Happn is experiencing explosive growth around the world – including cities like Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Milan and New York City. Further expansion is underway in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America, with new features and capabilities expected to be introduced in the coming months.

"When we launched Happn in 2014, we aimed to fill a void in the online dating scene by offering a way for people to connect with those they've crossed paths with in real-life – and really, a way to put the spontaneity back into dating," added Rappaport. "Surpassing 10 million users in under two years is an important milestone for us, and this new voice feature is our way of saying 'thank you' to our dedicated Happn community."

Unlike other dating apps, the Happn experience starts in real life. By harnessing real-time geolocation technology, Happn shows users a timeline of the people they've crossed paths with throughout the day – those who were at the same place (within 800 feet) at the same time. At its core, Happn is an app that restores those missed connections by helping users find the beautiful stranger they encountered in passing.

About Happn

Launched in February 2014, Happn is the first mobile dating app to use real-time geolocation to help you discover people you've crossed paths with in real life. Every time you cross paths with another Happn user, his or her profile appears on your app. Currently present in more than 35 major cities around the world, including Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Milan and New York City, the app has grown rapidly, with over 10 million users since launch. Happn is available to download for free via the App Store, Play Store and Windows Store. Visit www.happn.com for more information. Follow Happn on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #MakeItHappn