New Facebook Dating Service, desires “meaningful relationships” full details
Facebook has lunched a new Dating app. The social network launched the feature today in the US and 19 other countries, after making the revelation it last year at its F8 developer conference.
The no one world’s largest social media platform, on which more than 200m people identifies to be single, said that Facebook Dating would will help daters start “meaningful relationships through things you have in common”.
Facebook new dating app will be available to users above the age of 18 and, for those eligible, will appear as a new tab in the Facebook app. Importantly, you’ll have a different profile for Facebook Dating, meaning your, activities won’t appear on your family’s newsfeed.
On signing up, you’ll get suggestions for matches just like on other dating app. You can comment on their dating profile or simply ‘like’ them. The company says it won’t suggest friends’ profile to you unless you both add each other to a ‘Secret Crush’ list. So much for simplicity.
You can add friends or Instagram followers to the ‘Secret Crush’ list, and you’ll get a notification if they also add you to their list.
The company said it hoped the opt-in service would give people “a more authentic look at who someone is”, by allowing users to integrate the interests, groups, events and photos linked to their Facebook profile.
Also, the company’s plans to integrate Facebook and Instagram stories into Dating soon, because it’s 2019, and every app or feature should have stories, right?
For now, here are the countries Facebook Dating is currently available in are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam, and the United States