The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, today announced it has launched a number of industry-first safety practices within the newly released iOS and Android versions of its flagship app, MeetMe.
“Today we unveiled a number of safety-related features on MeetMe,” said CEO Geoff Cook, “including the most prominent Report Abuse button we have seen in any major livestreaming app. When a user taps this button, a screengrab will be sent to our 200+ person moderation team for rapid review of both the screengrab and the active livestream. The button will appear in every user stream, making it even easier for users to alert our moderation team to potentially problematic video content.
“We also added a clear, full-screen reminder of our strict content standards that streamers must now acknowledge every time before they stream. And to help ensure that all streamers understand and accept our standards, we have enacted a waiting period for new users before they can go live on MeetMe, during which we encourage them to review our Content and Conduct Policy.
“We are taking meaningful steps to further strengthen what we believe are already industry-leading online safety standards for our apps,” continued Cook. “We expect to add each of these features to our other apps in the coming months, as we continue to lead in livestreaming safety and moderation practices.”
Larry Magid, CEO of ConnectSafely, said, “We appreciate The Meet Group’s leadership on abuse-reporting practices. A commitment to one-tap reporting of content, whether livestreams, photos, or profiles makes sense for the whole industry.”
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Our ecosystem of livestreaming apps enables users around the world to interact through one-to-many livestreaming broadcasts and text-based conversations. Our top apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, Tagged® and Growlr®, deliver live interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily. Headquartered in New Hope, PA, we have offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. The Meet Group is committed to safety. You can find a description of current safety practices here: https://www.themeetgroup.com/safety-practices/. For more information visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including whether we will add these features to our other apps later this quarter as anticipated and whether we will continue to lead in livestreaming safety and moderation practices. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “outlook,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 8, 2019. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.