Facebook has announced a flirting tool that promises to go head-to-head with Tinder and other relationship apps. The novelty was presented this Tuesday (1), on the first day of F8, an annual event aimed at the developer community. The platform will allow users to create a dating profile separate from that of the social network, and Facebook friends will not be notified of any activities done on the dating tool. People already use Facebook to meet people and we want to improve this experience, explains the post on the official blog. Testing of the new feature is expected to begin later this year.
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The functionality, which has been officially called Facebook Dating, will be viewed only by those who have the status of relationship as Single. Recommendations will be made based on your dating preferences, interests and mutual friends. It will also be possible to find suitors through common Facebook groups and events, increasing the chances of meeting the ideal match. Activities performed within the flirting facility will not be displayed in the user's news feed.
Mark Zuckerberg stated, during the presentation of the resource at F8, that the purpose of the service is not to promote casual encounters, but to build more meaningful real relationships. In order to avoid threats or inappropriate images, the tool allows only the exchange of text messages. Thus, there will be no support for sending videos and photos through chat.
Integration with Spotify and more
In addition to the flirting tool, other news were presented to Facebook at F8. One concerns greater integration with Spotify. Now, the user can share the stories he hears on the music service in Instagram stories or in the Facebook Feed without the need to use third-party apps. In addition, social network groups will gain, this year, a specific tab for them, facilitating the access of those in which people already participate and the discovery of new ones.
Facebook now lets you share Spotify's screen Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Clear History is a resource still under development that will inform users about the websites and apps that send their data to Facebook. The tool will also allow you to delete this information from your account and disable the network's ability to store it later. Finally, the Crisis Response service will be updated in late 2018 and will allow people affected by crises to provide important information first hand, such as street closings and photos and videos of the incident sites.
Via Facebook and Bleeping Computer