Facebook is Rolling Out a New Dating Feature
When Facebook Inc. launched by its Founders Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes in 2004. The social media only had one thing in mind, to connect people and to make a better place.
The Social Media giant has been going through series of upgrades and improving the way people interact when using the platform.
Facebook Inc. announced its rolling out a new dating feature, sending shares in matchmaking app company Match Group Inc.
The feature would help connect people who aren’t Facebook friends and be for “building real, long-term relationships not just for hookups,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said during a presentation at the company’s F8 developer conference.
“If we’re focused on helping people build meaningful relationships this is perhaps the most meaningful of all,” Zuckerberg said.
Users can set up a dating profile with their first name, which the company said won’t be visible to friends and will not appear in News Feeds. The feature is opt-in and users will not be matched with people they are already friends with, according to Facebook.
On Facebook’s dating service, people will be able to browse events and groups related to their interests, such as upcoming concerts or groups for runners. If a user sees an event they’d like to attend, they will be able to “unlock” that event to interact with others attending it.
“I know a lot of you are going to have questions about this. We’ve designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning,” Zuckerberg said during a keynote speech.