It is no longer a rumor that the tech giant Facebook is in the work for a dating app for the global Facebook users. Now the company has officially revealed the information about this app at F8 Developer conference 2018. However, the company hasn’t yet revealed the name and other features of the app. Spotted first by Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter, the app is currently being tested among the Facebook employees in the United States.
“This is not meant for dating your coworkers,” a company spokesperson said. As a result of that approach, all employees who opted to participate in the experiment have been asked to use fake data for their profiles, whereas their dating accounts and activities will be deleted before the service goes live in the United States in the coming months. The company is currently testing this app among the employees to find and fix the known bugs and other flaws in the app. The app will first launch in the United States and will debut in other countries later. Just like the Messenger app, this one will be available as integrated with the official Facebook app. We have no clear data whether it is available as a standalone app for individuals.
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
As described on stage, Facebook Dating will allow you to create a separate profile for dating. When you and another person using the service like one another’s profiles, you’ll be allowed to contact them. The company also described a feature that would let you make your dating profile visible for people attending the same event as you, in hopes of generating more offline connections.