Facebook is taking on Tinder and getting into the dating game
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has just declared that Facebook would soon start dating service during the theme speech at the F8 conference on Tuesday. Zuckerberg stated that Facebook has now focused on helping people build strong relationships and that it wouldn’t be “just for hookups.”
The keynote comes just weeks after Zuckerberg had to testify in front of Congress about its data scandals, but the CEO assured the audience that it was designed “with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning.”
Mark Zuckerberg just announced that Facebook is joining the dating game, to help users build perhaps “the most meaningful relationship of all.”
The announcement came during the keynote of this year’s F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference where CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his executive team unveil what the company has been working on for the last year. The result is one of those things a competitor for apps like Tinder and Hinge, although he emphasized the intent to build long-term relationships, and “not just hookups.”
It’s unclear how exactly developers could control that aspect of it, but security was apparently taken seriously while it was being built: “I want to be clear that we have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning,” he said.
We cant say about the new features yet. What we do know is that opt-in features are going to be in the Facebook app. Users can make a dating profile, which would not be seen by friends, and then get suggestions of other people who have opted in and suited their preferences.
Facebook is currently walking the F8 audience through the dating features, so refresh this post for the latest.