Facebook Introduces A New Dating Feature For Single People

Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People's Privacy | Facebook Newsroom

Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People's Privacy | Facebook Newsroom

Facebook plans to launch a new dating app created to compete with popular services like Tinder according to the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company has recently announced the launch of dating service on Facebook in the event F8 2018.

For Facebook, a dating service makes sense. Facebook's dating service will start rolling out to users later this year, though its initial deployment will be limited in scope as the company wants to further test and optimize the platform before launching it on a worldwide level.

Users will be able to create a separate, private dating profile that friends will not be able to see.

"We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning".

"I thought Watch Party was a creepy name for a Facebook dating service, but at least it's honest", said Derek Platz, a regular Facebook user who'd confused the company's new messaging feature with the new dating service.

This comes after the 33-year-old testified before Congress last month for about 10 hours over two days.

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"If we're focused on helping people build meaningful relationships, then this is perhaps the most meaningful of all", Zuckerberg said.

Investors in other online dating platforms appear spooked by Facebook's move into the space. The company is still likely right to be unconcerned about Facebook's dating push, data compiled by market intelligence firm SimilarWeb suggests. So, perhaps Facebook's idea of only suggesting dates with people you don't already "know" - I put that in quotes because it's nearly impossible to truly know everyone you're friends with on Facebook - is a good idea.

Guggenheim, though, says Facebook has the tools to present a threat. "We're surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory", said Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg in reference to the data scandal in which Facebook is now involved. And now, Facebook is entering new terrain―that of online dating. This new development allows users to clear their history, remove data that they sent to Facebook from outside websites or apps.

If you're looking for love, you might be intrigued by one very interesting new feature that Facebook has planned in particular. By providing a range of services in one place, the company becomes even more indispensable in people's lives.

The next step is, apparently, to take advantage of Facebook's groups and events features. The time is nearly here when Facebook users will be able to use dating service on its platform.

Along with Steve Carter, we've been trying to figure out whether Facebook has been hiring other people to build a relationships team that it could task with building out dating and other products. Applying Carter's concept of matching data between users on eHarmony, Facebook already has a huge trove of information about you, based on what you post and like and share.

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