happn is a mobile application using geolocation and real time. Using the slogan ‘Find the people you’ve crossed paths with’, the service allows virtual meetings between its users.
Website URL: www.happn.com/en/#intro
happn is an app for an 18+ audience. However, young people may be exposed to the app via Facebook. You can only access the happn app using Facebook Connect, which is used to show common friends and interests.
happn is a geolocated app. Therefore, in order to meet people on happn, it is necessary to activate geolocation in the settings of your smartphone. The timeline shows you the profiles of all the people you’ve crossed paths with (between 1m and 250m), in real-time. Every time you come across someone in real life, their profile appears on your app.
The app doesn’t need to be open in order to work. With your smartphone in your pocket, the app continues to register all encounters in real-time.When you cross paths with someone you like, you can:
You can’t talk to another user straight away. To start a conversation, the wish must be mutual: you will need to have a « Crush ». To have a Crush, you need to Like or Charm a person you are interested in. It is not possible to delete a conversation.
Your happn profile (name, age, picture) synchronises automatically with your Facebook information. When your information is updated via Facebook, it automatically syncs with the happn app.
You can Pass, using the cross button, a profile that you’re not interested in, the person won’t find out, and you won’t see each other again, even if you cross paths.
You can report a member’s offensive behaviour at any time, by clicking on the little flag at the bottom of every profile.
By using the ‘Block’ feature, you can prevent any person from seeing you on happn again, or from sending you more messages in the case where you had already opened a conversation.
If you block a person, that person won’t find out. He or she won’t see you on their timeline and won’t be able to send you any messages anymore.
The app is free for women to use. For men, sending a Charm costs a credit. These can be bought via the virtual store on the app. Costs range from $2.49