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Facebook is taking on Tinder with new dating features

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branfont    160

Facebook is adding a dating layer to its main mobile app, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today during the company’s F8 developers conference keynote in San Jose, California. The features are a long time coming for the 14-year-old social network, which has allowed users to broadcast whether they’re single or in a relationship since it first went live in February 2004.

 

The move will likely transform Facebook, with its more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, into a major competitor of Match Group, which owns and operates mobile dating app Tinder and popular dating platform OkCupid. Match Group’s stock plummeted by more than 17 percent as soon as the news was announced.

 

“This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,” Zuckerberg joked onstage. He added that it’s going to be within the main Facebook app, but it will be completely optional and opt-in only. “We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. Your friends aren’t going to see your profile, and you’re only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends.”

 

 

 

 

 

Full article @ The Verge

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+Zagadka    2,700

"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,”

 

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HAHAHA

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Rippleman    3,037
Just now, Zagadka said:

"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,”

 

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HAHAHA

actually kinda would be true. If connected on Facebook, you can see a lot more info such as photos of activities, friends, family, interests etc that give a person way more insight to who the person really is and not who they are pretending to be. Makes it harder (but not impossible) to be lied too by people who use glamour shots and fictitious personalities/stories on dating apps. 

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