If you’ve been following us on social media, you might have heard some exciting news! In an effort to curb some of the anxiety singles are feeling during this time of social distance, we’ve begun rolling out our Live! feature on Plenty of Fish! We are so excited about this feature and are thrilled to be able to offer our app users new ways to connect. We know that our members must have a lot of questions about Live!, so here’s everything you need to know:
What is Live!?
Plenty of Fish Live! is available on our IOS & Android apps, allowing you to go beyond a member’s profile and see what they’re like in-person from the comfort of your home. Partnering with The Meet Group, Plenty of Fish now allows members to stream themselves as they go about their day-to-day lives!
Who Can Use Live!?
Live! is now available on our iOS and Android apps, as well as on our desktop website, POF.com! It’s not available yet on mobile browsers.
How Do I Start Streaming?
It’s simple! Tap the “Live!” icon on the Plenty of Fish dashboard in the app.
Once you’re on the Live! home page, tap “GO LIVE!” to start streaming. Just be yourself and adhere to our Content and Conduct Policy and you can start building a new online community!
How Can I See Who is Viewing My Stream?
While you’re streaming, you can tap the eye icon to see a list of everyone who is viewing your stream. Feel free to say “Hi” to anyone on the list or add them to your Favorites. You’ll also be able to see how many hearts each person has sent while watching the stream. Receiving hearts from other users means they really enjoy your content!
What Does it Mean to Favorite Someone in Live!?
When you Favorite someone in Live!, either by tapping the star icon while viewing the stream or tapping “Favorite” on the Streamers’ profile, you’re indicating you enjoy this Streamer and want to know whenever they start streaming again.
Whenever your Favorites are online streaming, you’ll see them under your “Favorites” tab. To remove someone from your Favorites, go to the Favorites tab in the “You!” section. You’ll see a list of all your Favorites there, and can either swipe to remove (iOS) or tap and hold to remove (Android).
Something to keep in mind: Adding someone to your Live! Favorites list is not the same as adding someone to your Dating Favorites and the two are not synced.
What Do the Hearts and Gifts Mean?
Hearts are a simple way of showing a Streamer that you like what they’re doing. Tap once on the heart icon at the bottom of your screen to send one, or tap and hold the heart icon to send many at once. Spread the love!
If you really enjoy a particular Streamer, sending a virtual gift acts as a tip for that Streamer and will give them Diamonds. Gifts cost Live Credits to send and can vary in dollar value. Receiving gifts allows streamers to gain more exposure and, in turn, sending a gift will help get you noticed by them!
What are Diamonds?
When you tip a streamer with a gift, they will earn Diamonds for each one you send! Diamonds can be claimed in the form of Live Credits or a cash reward, and are a great way to track your progress as a Streamer. Climb your way to the top of the Leaderboards and get more Viewers by earning Diamonds!
What are Live Credits?
Live Credits are what you use to purchase things on Live! They can be used to buy virtual gifts to send to Streamers within the feature. Live Credits are not the same as Tokens, and cannot be exchanged for Tokens or used to buy Boost, Super Yes or Priority Message.
How Does Live! Relate to Dating?
Live! is another great way to make connections with other members through the Plenty of Fish app. When you use the Live! feature, you become a part of a unique community of Streamers and you can immerse yourself in this community by watching streams and streaming yourself. As you get to know the Streamers in this community, friendships and relationships can begin to form. You can also utilize the heart, gift, and chat features while in a stream to connect with the Live! community.
If you want to use Live! specifically for dating, start streaming and play the NextDate™ interactive dating game. NextDate™ is like virtual speed dating, but you have a live streaming audience cheering you on! NextDate™ gives members the opportunity to ask prompted questions to potential matches in order to decide who you’d like to get to know better via private video chat. To play NextDate™, go Live and tap the heart icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. When the NextDate™ prompt pops up, tap “Play Now!”
We also have a new addition to the NextDate dating game called Blind Date that offers a digital twist on a traditional “blind date.” The new mode can be toggled on and off in the NextDate game settings, giving the streaming hosts the opportunity to hear the contestant, not see them. As the date progresses the contestant’s video becomes less blurred, and is only revealed when time runs out, or the streaming host chooses to “date” the contestant.
I Want to Report a Streamer or Block/Report a Member for Acting Inappropriately in Live! How Do I Do This?
We appreciate any and all moderation help from our Plenty of Fish members. We want to ensure you have the best experience both viewing streams and streaming yourself within our app, but also understand there may be members of the community who may act inappropriately. You have the power to report Streamers who are not abiding by our broadcast guidelines, as well as choose who can see your streams and interact with you on Live!.
To report a Streamer who is not following our broadcast guidelines, tap the triangle with the question mark inside it at the top right of the broadcast and then tap “Report.” The Member Services Team will act quickly to review the content of the stream and take any necessary actions to keep the community safe.
To Block or Report a member that has said something inappropriate during your stream, tap on that members’ profile photo to bring up their mini-profile. From there, you will see an options menu at the top right. Tap it to be able to either Block or Report the member.
If you choose to report the member, our Member Services Team will review the actions of the member and take the necessary action. If you choose to block the member, that member will be removed from your stream and will no longer be able to interact. We will also add that member to your block list so that the member will no longer be able to interact with you across any LIVE! Features.
If you’ve accidentally blocked someone, don’t worry! You can easily unblock someone in the same way you would remove someone from your Favorites list. Head to your Live! profile (the “You” section) and click on the “Blocked Users” tab. From here, you’re able to unblock someone by swiping (iOS) or tapping and holding (Android). A prompt will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to unblock the user, to do so tap “unblock.”
Remember: blocking a member in Live! does not block them on Plenty of Fish and vice versa.
How Do I Become a Streamer on Live!? What Do I Talk About?
We know that streaming is a newer concept for a lot of our members, and we want to provide as much information as possible to set you up for success. For tips on how to live stream like a star on the Plenty of Fish app, check out this video and keep an eye out for our next blog post on conversation starters for livestreaming!
We hope you now feel ready to take on the world of livestreaming! It can truly be a powerful tool for building meaningful relationships with people near and far, and we hope you enjoy this feature as much as we do!
If you’re experiencing any technical difficulties, or need assistance with anything relating to our Live! feature, please contact our customer success team at [email protected] and they will do their best to answer any questions you might have. Sign up today at www.pof.com/register, but remember: Live! is only available on our IOS & Android Apps! Happy Fishing!
Can the person see you while you looking at their live stream?
Hi Barbara, happy to hear you’re using Live! Good question, no the streamer and other participants can’t see you when you enter to watch a stream.
Can someone streaming live see me in real time if I tune in to them
Hi Kim, if you’re tuning into a Streamer’s stream, they will not see you on video no. You can engage with them via comments but they will not see you via video.
How do get LIVE on regular Desktop pc? Without the app. Just on Window Microsoft Edge.
Hi Manny, Live! is available to all app users at this time but not desktop yet, sorry about that!
When will the desktop version be available?
Hi Dom, We’ve been thinking the same thing and are hoping to have that feature rolled out for September!
Hello. I am able to access live on my mobile device but I do no see options on my computer
Happy to hear you’re accessing Live! on your phone. Live! is available to all app users at the moment, not desktop. Sorry about that, we hope you continue to use and enjoy Live! on your phone though.
If I’m streaming someone on Live, can I keep streaming them and check messages or do other things on my phone? Thanks 😊
Hi Autumn, happy to hear you’re using Live! Hope you’re enjoying it so far. You can do this on iOS, watching or streaming – you can minimize the stream by clicking on the top right arrow. Unfortunately it’s not yet available for Android.
How do I reset my bouncers?
Hi Ahnn, glad to hear you’re using Live! To manage your Bouncers just tap on the streamer tools menu (from any grid list, it’s the little tool on left side of the “Go Live” button) and you’ll find amongst other things a menu to manage your Bouncers.
How do you kick someone out of someone’s live if they’ve made you a bouncer?
Hi Louie, thanks for reaching out! If you’ve been designated as Bouncer and want to kick someone out, tap on the name of the user in the stream you wish to kick out and kick them out. You may have to tap on the 3 dots menu.
Are all the people on live from Pof?
How can I private message someone in a live chat
Hi Rendell, hope you’re enjoying Live! so far 🙂 You can direct message a Plenty of Fish member in Live! by doing the following: While viewing the members’ stream, tap their username in the top left-hand corner to bring up their profile. Once you’ve pulled up their profile, type your message in the text box entitled “Say something to [username]” and tap “Send” To ensure you get their response, turn your notifications on in your settings. Messaging is only enabled between two Plenty of Fish members so if you’re not seeing the option to message on a particular person’s profile, it is because you’re unable to direct message a Meet Group member.
Hi so A. I have noticed that a person’s username on live is different than their actual pof username so how can you attempt to contact someone you meet on live, example send them a private message….sometimes you dont want the whole world seeing your conversation. B. Since live usernames are different how are people making them different as mine is the same as my pof account?
Hi Sheldon, really glad to hear you’re using Live! You can direct message a Plenty of Fish member in Live! but it’s only enabled between two Plenty of Fish members. If you’re not seeing a messaging option on a particular person’s profile, it is likely because you are unable to direct message a Meet Group member and vice versa at this time.
Hello, I am a level 36 gifter, also a green badge vip, does that come with any advantages like on the meet me app or is it there for nothing?
Hi Deyaf, you can read all about VIP Badges and what they mean here – https://talent.video.pof.com/what-is-vip.html
There’s a particular live stream that I want to watch, but it always comes up as an error can’t watch this stream.
I wanted to find out why’s that the case?
Hi Maserati J, thanks for letting us know. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. It could be because the internet connection of the streamer has a bad signal. If you’re still experiencing this issue with this or other streams, feel free to reach out to support at [email protected].
Live isn’t fun when your gay. It’s not gay guys it’s all straight people and you have no idea unless you ask. Akward
Hi Steve, we’re sorry to hear that your experience on Live! so far hasn’t been the best, but wanted to let you know you can filter your streams by what you’re looking for and who you’re interested in so you can curate your feed this way. Hopefully this helps and makes your experience a lot better! If you’re not sure how to do so, when you hop into Live! you’ll see a button to the right of the pink GO LIVE button, click it and you can decide what we show you!
Hi I’m wondering how do I get the vip status
Hi Quincy, you can check out everything you need to know about getting VIP status here – https://talent.video.pof.com/what-is-vip.html
Do people actually make money off of the gifts
Hi Ryan, Yes – that’s correct! A helpful article for you here – https://help.pof.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042470532-What-are-Diamonds-
can you video chat one on one? a user said the option was available but I do not see it.
Hi Jeremiah, you can video chat with Plenty of Fish members on Live! You can also hop into NextDate tab too to video chat.
Do you have to validate with a card number after you’ve already been on live or is it a scam my account is current.
Hi Jason, you DO NOT need to validate any credit card information.
New to this live stream, Can the person see you once you enter their live stream? I’m curious how it works but wanna remain anonymous until comfortable.
Hi Lori, thanks for asking. No, the streamer won’t be able to see you via a video, they will only be able to see your username and that you joined to watch their stream. Hope this helps!
How do you get added to someone’s live so they can see you?
Hi Christina, thanks for your message. You can have a video chat with another Plenty of Fish member in Live! and you can also pop into NextDate game if you want to appear in someone else’s stream.
Do you lose your diamonds when you cash out?
Hi Lisa, when you cash out, you make the diamonds into cash so yes, the diamonds would then be gone. You also will lose your diamonds if you delete your account.
What’s going on when you click on someone Live and it sat a error has occurred and it send you to someone else page
Thanks for reaching out! Sorry to hear that you are receiving an Error, this is caused by a session time out and our team is currently working on these fixes. Also, be sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of the Plenty of Fish app.
Hi. If I had 50,000 diamonds how much are they worth for cash and to trade for coins?
Hi Donna, you can find this information out on your cashout screen and it will tell you the dollar value. Tap on Live! profile –> Claim Reward.
I don’t want the live function. How do I erase it?
Hi Beej, sorry to hear you’re not enjoying the Live! experience thus far, unfortunately we have no option to remove this feature from your experience. You can opt out of Live! for data purposes but it will only remove your profile and not the feature itself. We are however currently working on something like an opt in/opt out for the future so stay tuned!
Does watching or participating in live cost anything?
Nope, Live! is a free feature to join for all those who are on the Plenty of Fish app.
What are gifters
Gifters are individuals who give gifts to Streamers that they like! Gifters send virtual gifts to show they’re enjoying the stream they’re watching. These gifts cost Live! credits and can vary in dollar value.
How much is a Diamond worth if converted to cash?
I cannot find an answer to this anywhere and I cannot look at my account because I have no diamonds, hence no cashout screen.
Hey Jerry, unfortunately, we don’t share that information publicly but you can always reach out to our support team at [email protected] and they may be able to get you in contact with The Meet Group (TMG) who we’ve partnered with to bring you our Live! feature.
Do gifters make money?
Great question! A gifter can receive gifts back from a streamer which have value.
I am wondering about viewers on Live! and whether I can know when they had left the stream? I see that viewers join, but how do I know that they had left. I am asking because every time people joined in I guess they had stayed because I never seen anybody leave. That is my question.
Live! is a good addition to the site, I just am not sure of that for the cash incentive part of it …
Hi there, thanks for reaching out! Great question about viewers in a livestream – right now you can see viewers who join your stream via their name as it gets shown when they join however there is no way to see who has exited your stream at this time. Thanks for this feedback though and it’s something we will pass forward to the Live! team!
I opened someone’s livestream and before I could connect with them they went offline. Is there anyway I can see who’s livestream I previously joined so I can find them?
Hi Rick, thanks for reaching out! This is a great question, sorry to hear you weren’t able to catch the stream you were interested in. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to locate unless you favorited them prior to them going offline. If you favorite them, they will be added to your favorites list for streams you like. Apologies for the inconvenience. I’ve passed your feedback forward to our Live! team as well.
Is it possible to have a live chat with someone met an regular POF?
Of course we have each other’s POF name, but how do we find each other in Live Chat?
Hey Michael! Great question – you can favorite one another on Live! so when one of you starts streaming it’s easy for the other to see they’ve gone live so you can pop in and chat. Remember you can use our Blind Date and NextDate dating game options as well within Live!