It is a reality. The dating service Facebook Dating finally arrived for users of the social network in the united States, and cupid will enter the race to compete strongly against the Match, Tinder, and other similar services.
The dating service via Facebook had already been available initially in Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, Argentina, and Canada, and then expanded to 14 new countries including Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, among others.
Although it is not a secret for anyone that the platform of Facebook has served since its inception to meet new people, establish relationships, and to reunions, this new service has as main function to unite people who may have things in common and seeking a partner.
“Facebook Dating makes it easier to find your love through what you love, helping you to start meaningful relationships through things that you have in common, such as interests, events, and groups. Eliminates the work of creating a profile for your appointments and gives you a vision more real of who is someone that you are interested in”, explains the social network.
This dating application you will not have publicity and, to the joy of many, will be free. While this quality is not anything new with respect to other applications for appointments are available in the market, called the attention if we take into account that the main source of income for Facebook comes from ads.
How does Facebook Dating?
The users of Facebook who are at least 18 years of age can create a dating profile separate from your profile of Facebook usual, within the mobile application of Facebook existing. It was also announced that it is already possible to add your photos and posts from your profile of Instagram in your dating profile, and soon will also be possible to integrate your stories.
The platform has several other features. For example, Secret Crush gives you the ability to tell the service who you’re interested in, without the other person knowing initially who you are. You can select up to 9 people, who will receive a notification that someone has chosen as a “secret crush”. If you choose, and match, good news! They are interested in each other. It is in some ways a bit similar to Tinder.
But the most interesting thing of all is that this service will not allow anyone to cortejarte, unless you consider that both have matches potential.
In addition, instead of extracting information directly from your profile of Facebook, the dating service will require users to create a page of quotations separate. This means that despite the fact that you have to log in to this service through your page of Facebook existing, your potential conquests with matches will only be able to view the profile that you created for the appointments. In addition, a spokesperson noted that there are no plans to make a separate application for the service.
Facebook will join the potential users supported by some recommendations based on interests and other data, such as your location, but you’ll also find possible matches unlocking groups or events on Facebook, which allows you to connect with other singles who have unlocked those same groups or events.
Also, once you’ve matched with someone, you use a portal of messaging separately to connect with the possible love of your life. It is worth to note that Facebook will not allow you to have access to communicate by Messenger or WhatsApp, until both you and your future partner have agreed to exchange numbers or user names. On the other hand, by issue of security, the messages can only be based on text and do not allow images or videos.
“We are building a function to dating and relationships within the application of Facebook. People already use Facebook to meet new people, and we want to improve that experience, “ said Facebook in an announcement. “People will be able to create a dating profile separate from your profile on Facebook, and recommend possible matches based on the preferences of appointments, things in common and friends in common”.
In the initial announcement, which was made during the developer conference F8 in 2018, Zuckerberg said that the new service was fair and necessary, since, according to several studies, one of every three marriages in the US originated thanks to the internet. In addition, the president of Facebook also noted that it is impressive to see how hundreds of people have approached him in the street and they thank him for the creation of the platform that has allowed to know their partners.
On the other hand, also clarified that this new cupid of Facebook is very different to the application Tinder, as their new service of dating is designed for “relationships” in place of “connections” as it does Tinder.
“They will have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events. However, what people do within the function of appointments will not be displayed to your friends”, explains the social network.
This means that you’ll have some privacy in your dating profile, but, on the other hand, you will have the opportunity to use the data that you want your account to Facebook to complete your profile, and to do so more easy, fast, and comfortable for you.
Remember that this announcement came after the official start of Bumble of Facebook. Previously, Bumble demanded as a prerequisite to its users enter their profile of Facebook, but this step was removed after some people reported problems with the way in which Facebook handled their data.
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