Facebook announces it will launch a new dating feature

Facebook doesn't want you to be lonely, and it wants to kill Tinder, all with its upcoming dating feature.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 1 2018 11:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Facebook is taking a swipe at Tinder with the announcement of its new dating feature, since so many people find their partners online, why leave Facebook to do it?

Facebook announces it will launch a new dating feature | TweakTown.com

Robot overlord and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the new dating feature was designed from the ground up with privacy and safety in mind, and I'm seriously sure he meant that, except probably not. The dating feature won't suggest any of your Facebook friends as a match, and if you do use the feature none of your FB friends will see your dating profile.

Facebook users will be able to set up a dating profile that is completely separate to their normal FB profile, with nothing connected between the two parts of Facebook showing up in your News Feed. Once you're in the new dating feature, you can slide through groups and events to see who you're compatible with.

If you spot someone you think you're compatible with, you can unlock the event and then their dating profile will be displayed (as long as they have unlocked that event so you can see them). You can browse through people individually, start a conversation in private messaging that is outside of your traditional FB inbox or Messenger.

Facebook hasn't said when the new dating feature will launch, but it will provide more details in the coming months.

Fun fact: I met my now wife on ICQ in 1999 before dating people from the internet was really a thing, especially in Australia. We have been together since, and have two amazing daughters together. Virtually everyone down to my own parents told me it would never work as "everyone you meet off the internet is crazy"... oh how times have changed.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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