We had our testers take a look at Meet24 in order to discover its virtues and its flaws. After reading our review you should be able to determine for yourself if it’s worth your time or if it is just another generic dating app indistinguishable from the thousands of others. Here is our Meet24 app review
Meet24 App Review Results
Final Word on Meet24
In terms of ease of use and functionality, we found Meet24 to be a decent little app. However, when it came to results, we found that Meet24 is good only for the general discovery of people. It is less reliable if your intent is to meet people in person.
Our testers received many more match suggestions from members who lived hundreds or even thousands of miles away than those who lived within a 25-mile radius. Also, we found the inability to erase profile images once they are uploaded to be a huge security concern.
In our opinion, considering that there are thousands of other dating apps out there, we would rate Meet24 as BELOW AVERAGE.
— Pros and Cons —
- Powerful free version
- Intuitive and easy to use interface
- Available for Android and iOS
- Majority of users are twenty-somethings and younger
- Match results include members that live far away
- Cannot remove uploaded images or delete accounts
— In-Depth Meet24 App Review —
Just a few short years ago, a mobile dating app, regardless of its functionality, was a novelty. People would flock to it, download it in the tens or hundreds of thousands overnight — it was an experience.
As we enter the sunset of 2017, that is no longer the case. In fact, there are so many mobile dating apps out there that most people are really only familiar with a handful of them. Meet24 is a mobile dating app that often gets lost in the shuffle.
The question is, why is that so? Is it simply an innocent victim of a crowded marketplace? Could it be a diamond in the rough?
— The Basics —
Meet24 operates solely as a mobile app. There is no desktop or browser version. It is available for Android and iOS devices. It can be downloaded and installed for free from the App Store or Google Play.
With tens of thousands of reviews on both platforms, Meet24 holds steady with an average 4-star rating for both versions. That is normally indicative of a mobile app that has been able to sustain reasonable and continued satisfaction from its users.
— The Users on Meet24—
Meet24 is directed towards those in their very late teens (minimum age requirement is 17) and twenty-somethings. In the process of conducting our review, we found very few profiles belonging to individuals in their thirties or above. By our estimation, over 80 percent of the membership belongs to the younger demographic.
In terms of gender ratio, meet 24 appears to be in the “healthy zone” with roughly a 3 to 2 male to female ratio.
We could not find a verifiable figure regarding its membership size. By our estimation, the app has close to two million installs and approximately 300,000 active members.
— Meet24 App Platform —
In appearance, speed, and reliability, both the Android and iOS versions are practically identical. Even when installed on older Android devices, our testers did not experience any technical issues with the Meet24 app.
When you first log on to the platform you are directed to your home screen. At the top, there is a mini dashboard of your profile indicating your username, current location, as well as the number of followers, matches, and visitors that you have had. Your balance of available points, which function as a form of internal currency, is also clearly displayed along with the option of being able to purchase more points.
There are also six buttons which give you quick access to the “Find Flirts,” “My Chats,” “Favorites,” “Look at Me,” and “Encounters” sections. Immediately below these buttons, there are two rectangular buttons that span the width of your screen that give you access to the “Newsfeed” and “Your Notifications” sections.
In terms of aesthetics and practicality, the home screen is well-designed and intuitive to use. You can get to where you want to go in most cases with just one click.
— User Experience —
We found the overall user experience on Meet24 to be pleasant. Its free version offers a decent level of functionality including access to the all-important communication features that other apps often keep away from free users.
Meet24 does not constantly bombard its free members with offers to upgrade to a premium version. Upgrade reminders are only shown when you try to access a feature that is exclusive to premium members.
The two most popular features on Meet24 are “Find Flirts” and “Encounters.” Find Flirts displays the tiled images of other members that the app has determined to be compatible with you. Clicking on an image will open that profile. From there you can send them a chat request or rate their profile.
The Encounters feature is a discovery game that most people will recognize as a swipe-based feature. You will be shown the profile images of other members and you must then swipe right to accept or left to reject. When there is mutual acceptance by both members, a line of communication is opened.
The online chat for Meet24 packs a decent level of functionality. At its most basic, you can use it as a text-based chatting platform, but since it allows for the insertion of video and sound clips recorded directly from your smartphone, you can also improvise video chat capability.
— Cost of Meet24—
The free version of Meet24 allows you to view and search other profiles as well as to use the online chat function. However, if you want to send “presents,” which are the Meet24 version of winks, or if you want to view who has seen or liked your profile, as well as who has added you to their favorites list, or receive a notification when your messages have been read, you will need to pay for the premium version. This also gives you the added benefit of removing all ads from the platform and placing a premium icon next to your profile image. The premium version has a cost of $12.99 per month or $74.99 if you pay for a full year in advance.
You also have the option of using an on-demand payment system via in-app purchases of points. You can purchase blocks of 200-points for $1.99, 1,500-points for $9.99, or as many as 10,000-points for $49.99. Once you have points in your account, you can cash these points in to purchase presents or to instantly access any of the specific premium features on a per-instance basis.
— Our Concerns —
One area that concerned us about Meet24 was the inability to delete profile images once they were uploaded. Also, we were unable to find a method for deleting an account after it was opened. We sent several messages to the customer support team of Meet24 and two weeks out, we have yet to receive a reply.