The Scoop: Waplog is a fast-growing dating app that has won singles over with its dynamic video matching and chat features. The app facilitates new connections across 150 countries, and it has been translated into 22 languages so far. Since its launch in 2010, the Waplog app has been downloaded over 50 million times on Google Play and the App Store.
Over a decade ago, Waplog started out as a social media platform geared toward people looking to make friends around the world. This Facebook-style website soon evolved to meet the romantic interests and relationship needs of a burgeoning online dating population.
Within its first year, Waplog had surpassed 4 million registrations. That number multiplied when the mobile app became available on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
Soon Waplog grew from a social networking hotspot into a global dating app where instant matches translated into lasting relationships. That’s what the app has focused on ever since.
“Our mission now is to bring people together, no matter how far they are,” the Waplog team told us. “We do this by allowing people to message anyone and any time they would like — so they can shoot their shot.”
As part of its latest update, Waplog has added a video chat feature to meet growing demand for virtual dating tools and online profile verification. Users can search for videos by filtering for country and gender. If the video is in another language, Waplog can auto-translate it for the user.
Waplog has become a popular wingman for singles who are stuck at home (perhaps on lockdown) and looking for a casual chat to liven things up. The dating app offers video matching, auto-translation, and instant chat features that encourage cross-cultural and international relationships to blossom.
The User Base Benefits From Auto-Translation Features
Waplog endeavors to make it easy for singles to meet new people virtually as soon as they download the app and complete their dating profile. There is no mutual match requirement on the app. Waplog users can start sending likes and messages — and virtual gifts, if they’re feeling bold — without having to wait for a match.
People join Waplog because it’s easy,” the team told us. “However, to protect our users from spamming and incessant messaging, we do have a limit on how many messages a user can send before receiving a reply.”
The Waplog membership base is famously diverse and widespread. The app is available in 150 countries and 22 languages. It is most popular in the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia. Mexico, Saudi Arabia, France, and Thailand.
Since its launch in 2010, Waplog has seen over 90 million registered users on desktop and mobile. The app has been downloaded over 50 million times on Android and iOS devices combined. Active users number approximately 4 million singles who speak English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages.
Waplog has an in-house localization team that speaks 10 languages and continuously works on new copy to help bridge cultural differences. Team members can do translation work if needed. Thanks to their attention to detail, app users never have to wonder what’s going on or feel out of the online dating loop just because they don’t speak a certain language or haven’t been raised in Eastern European culture.
“Within the company, we are like family,” the Waplog team said. “We are all a team that has a strong bond and loves what they do. The company is so accommodating and caring that no matter what the issue is, there is always a solution.”
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waplog team would often enjoy happy hours, ski trips, game nights, and other team-building activities after hours. Those fun experiences have been on hold since the spring of 2020. The Waplog team is currently working from home and looking forward to the day when they can return to the office.
Waplog has grown significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app has provided an outlet and diversion for singles feeling alone during mandated lockdowns, and its new video features are right in step with current demand.
“Our video chat feature has an auto-translate highlight, so people can talk or message with people from anywhere in the world,” the team explained. “Our users can use these features to meet new people, learn about new cultures, or practice a new language they are learning. We are also working on new apps especially focusing on video chat.”
Making a Difference in People’s Love Lives & Relationships
Since its launch, Waplog has been responsible for inspiring countless friendships and relationships. Some have crossed borders and language barriers, while others uncovered a spark right around the corner.
The Waplog app currently boasts a 4.3-star rating on Google Play. Its most loyal users praise the team’s anti-scam features and commitment to online dating safety. And some have shared their personal success stories as proof that Waplog’s matching system can work.
“Thank you so much!! I found my partner and special someone because of you,” wrote a Waplog user. “She’s already my wife now.”
“I’ve been married for five years thanks to you guys,” another person commented. “Thank you very much.”
Over the years, the Waplog team has received wedding and family photos from former members across the globe. These touching momentos are displayed in a corner of the office. The team also has a Slack channel dedicated to posting testimonials and photos sent by satisfied users.
“This helps keep everyone motivated,” a spokesperson for Waplog explained. “These stories and photos always make us happy. Every love story is unique and beautiful on its own.”
Of course, not every Waplog user is solely interested in love and marriage. The social network’s swiping tools can also facilitate pen pal conversations, long-distance friendships, and other casual connections.
Waplog: Share Your Story & Find Your Match
When Waplog launched in 2010, the online dating scene was very different than it is today. The first iPhone had only been released three years earlier. Social networks like Facebook were just beginning to show how they could connect people around the world.
Waplog rode the technology wave and adapted as new trends emerged in the industry. First, it was swiping. Now, it’s video chatting. The Waplog app has recently been updated to provide video matchmaking, voice calling, and video date features.
Today’s online daters can use Waplog to get in touch with a diverse crowd of singles and find like-minded matches in their area or maybe even in another country.
“It is a great feeling to be helping people in this way,” the Waplog team said. “We can see the impact Waplog has on its users. We are striving to be better and help our users as much as possible with new technologies.”