If you're looking for love, Facebook Dating is on the way
Think of dating apps, and the likes of Tinder, Grindr and Match.com spring to mind, and now Facebook is looking to take itself a slice of the action. We first heard about Facebook Dating at the social network's F8 conference back in May, and now more details are coming out.
Currently undergoing internal testing with employees, Facebook Dating is looking to be a feature of Facebook rather than a standalone app. Leaked images now give us an idea of what to expect from it -- but there'll be no swiping right.
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Currently in the "pre-launch" stage, images of Facebook Dating have been shared on Twitter by researcher Jane Manchun Wong. While it has not been possible to test out the feature -- it's only available to Facebook employees at the moment -- the leak shows that Facebook Dating lets people specify the type of person they are looking to meet, and also suggests "conversation starters" to help get over nervous hurdles.
Facebook is internally testing Facebook Dating.
I can't go past the signup screen because they are not activating all non-employee Dating profiles because, well, it's "pre-launch" ;) pic.twitter.com/VQFHUJIkuX
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 3, 2018
TechCrunch reports that Facebook plans on placing limits on the number of people users can express an interest in, and will enable would-be daters to communicate with either other via WhatsApp or Messenger. There's no hint at the moment about when Facebook Dating could get a public launch, and it's entirely possible that it wont make it beyond the internal testing phase.