Back in May 2018 at the Facebook Developer Conference, Mark Zuckerberg during his keynote session announced that he wants to build “meaningful relationships” between its user. And will be working on to bring its new dating feature to the Facebook App soon.
“This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,” – Mark Zuckerberg
Three months after announcing the new service the company has started testing its dating feature among its employees. The Verge further added the company has confirmed the testing and declined to give out any further information.
“This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook’s new dating product,” a screenshot reads, using slang for employees testing out their own software. “The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI. This is not meant for dating your coworkers.”
It is also said that the dating feature will not be available through a separate app but it will be offered within the main Facebook App. Screenshots of the app have already been leaked on Twitter. However we are still not sure as to when the feature is available to the general public, but internal testing means it is coming out soon.
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
Earlier dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid stock price plunged the day Facebook announced its dating service. Looking at the user Facebook has on its main app means it will be an instant success. It is noteworthy that Facebook is bringing in new features like “Conversation Starter”, “Community” and feature of completely opt out from the dating feature if they want.
All you single girls and guys what do you think? Can Facebook really help you find the love of your life? Leave a comment below!