Facebook is getting into the dating world by adding a dating feature in the mobile app!
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today during the company’s F8 developers conference keynote that the features are a long time coming.
Mark said that it’s going to be within the main Facebook app, but it will be completely optional and opt-in only.
He said, “We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. Your friends aren’t going to see your profile, and you’re only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends.”
Facebook product chief Chris Cox took the stage after Zuckerberg to shed more light on the new dating features and to give the audience a tour of the design.
The profiles look similar to other mobile-focused dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, with full-page profile photos.
However, Facebook’s take on dating is more community-focused, with integrations for the events and groups you’re a part of on the platform.
Chris also mentioned a feature called “unlocking,” which will let any user of Facebook’s dating platform make his or her profile visible to other attendees of events or members of groups.
From there, messaging takes place in distinct chat threads separate from Facebook Messenger.
He said, Facebook will announce more information, including a release date and rollout info for the dating features, later this year following a testing phase.
It looks like Facebook is the new Tinder!
What do you think about this?