How does Facebook's Dating feature work and is it better than Tinder?

How does Facebook's Dating feature work and is it better than Tinder?

In fact, this is one reason - the other is the popularity of the apps like Tinder - that has prompted Facebook to get into dating service.

It's not surprising that Facebook is targeting more committed relationships: Hookup culture requires, nearly by definition, some degree of anonymity.

The social media giant's attempts at playing cupid will look to rival the likes of Match, which saw its shares tumble 17 per cent last night following Facebook's announcement. Match, which owns major dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, fell 22 percent - its largest one-day drop ever - and IAC, which owns more than a fifth of Match, fell almost 18 percent in its biggest daily loss in about 13 years, according to Reuters.

The service is also said to match you with a person who is not your Facebook friend, and instead based on dating preferences, common interests, and mutual friends a person will be matched with you.

The privacy announcement, which comes in the wake of the damaging Cambridge Analytica scandal, will affect advertisers who have been offered a new app to help monitor the effectiveness of campaigns.




Are you ready for a Facebook-based dating app?

And to address the privacy implications, Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook was building the dating service with an emphasis on privacy. Since Facebook had a lot of new features to discuss, Zuckerberg didn't clarify his comments or release too much additional information during his presentation.

With a smile that recommended the hard part of a "powerful year" might be behind him, Mark Zuckerberg (the CEO of Facebook) talked to the developers this week and promised that the firm will build its path out of its most horrible-ever privacy disaster. This new service will suggest you people apart from your Facebook friend list which is a nice addition. With a large amount of data already on hand, which love seekers will not have to reenter tediously, the success of the new venture will depend on the ability of Facebook Dating's algorithm to match compatible users. The new "Clear History" feature was built for this goal. Such information is often collected when a user signs in to an outside site or app using their Facebook login.

Facebook also introduced several new Oculus products at F8, including the Oculus Go virtual reality headset that's now available for purchase with more than 1,000 apps available on the platform, VentureBeat reported.

"We're building a feature for dating and relationships within the Facebook app", the company announced. Over the years, Facebook has been acting as the defacto background-check for potential spouses, their parents and their extended family.

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