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Facebook 'VS' Tinder | Facebook Launches New Dating Service

May 3, 2018



At the F8 Developers Conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California on Tuesday 1 May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new dating feature for the social network. 



During the announcement-loaded F8 Developer Conference keynote speech, one of the new services that CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced was the Facebook Dating feature, which will be coming to the company's mobile app. 



Describing the service as "totally opt-in" and "not just for hook-ups" Zuckerberg then goes on to stress that the service will not consciously connect people who are already on the site as "friends". 



The purpose of the service as described by Zuckerberg is to create "meaningful relationships". The app will use Facebook's machine learning tools, to match people based on interests, likes and hobbies - based on the users' existing Facebook profiles. 



Your dating profile won't show up on your news feed or be visible to friends; it's only for others using the dating service.



After you have set up your profile and 'opted in' you will then be able to access the dating service, which will then allow you to "unlock" an event you're attending, or a group you are considering joining, which means you can then view the profiles of others who have also unlocked that event/group. 



Users who have connected can then chat with each other through a private messaging feature that won't be connected to Facebook's other messaging services, Messenger or WhatsApp.



There hasn't been a date set for when the service will be available to Facebook users and wether or not it will be rolled out by country as they did with Facebook "Watch" - Still not in the UK... 



Since the announcement Match Group, the owner of popular dating app Tinder, fell more than 18 per cent on the announcement - Ouch! 



We would love to hear your thoughts on this feature and if you think that Facebook will win your love over Tinder. 






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