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Facebook Has Begun Testing Its Dating Feature

Facebook Has Begun Testing Its Dating Feature”

The option to dip into dating will stay within Facebook and not appear as a separate app, the new screenshots would seem to confirm - though as we've said, those who want to activate the dating option will get a second profile to manage.

"This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook's new dating product", one of Ms Wong's screenshots says.

During Facebook's F8 developers conference in May, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company was launching a new dating tool. Facebook hasn't announced a release date for the dating app. However, we've just learned that Facebook's Tinder-like feature will be implemented directly within its social apps. The objective for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI (user interface). The company has confirmed that the feature is being tested internally and is confidential. "This is not meant for dating your co-workers".

He promised a service that would focus on building long-term relationships and 'it's not just about hookups'. Though the idea was to make Slingshot more than a Snapchat clone, you could only view an incoming message (shot) after you send a "shot" to the sender, Facebook didn't manage to capture the market.The app was discontinued and removed from the App store and Google Play store in December 2015, after Facebook shut down its Creative Labs division. There will be Groups and Events available too, and you will also be able to browse potential matches based on the info Facebook already know about you.

The development was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, a computer scientist who last week identified that the company was developing a talent show feature for its app. The Dating feature won't cost anything and won't show ads, but Facebook might reconsider the monetization status later on.



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