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New Messaging App for Couples: Share Selfies with Your True Love

Just in case you thought the world didn’t yet have enough messaging apps, dating website HowAboutWe has introduced a new one made just for couples. You&Me, launching today for iOS (and coming soon to Android), is a bit like a private Snapchat for you and your beloved. Users can share not only text, photos and stickers, but also music pulled in from Spotify or Rdio. The app also has a unique twist on selfies called “Halfies,” which allows a couple to combine two halves of two different photos to form a single image (example below). For more intimate (or explicit) exchanges, users can send “secret” photos that are obscured by steam until the user rubs it away. This is supposed to make the image sexier—or at least make it less awkward if you unknowingly open a raunchy photo in public.

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“We realized that there weren’t any messaging apps that fully support how couples communicate today — through text, music and rich media — so we built one,” HowAboutWe co-founder Aaron Schildkrout said in a press release. “We created You&Me as the ideal communication resource for people in love.”

Of course, there’s no hard and fast rule that you have to find The One before you download this app. Some early reviews indicate that it might be more fun to use with a best friend. For now, it’s only a one-on-one experience, though, so you’ll have to choose your You&Me partner carefully.

HowAboutWe is hardly the first company to make a messaging app for lovebirds. We’ve written previously about Pair, now called Couple, which offers similar features and boasts more than 2 million downloads. Relationship app Between has 5 million downloads. You&Me has a bold visual flair, though. If you’re into halfsies, this may be the app for you.

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