Last September 2018 Facebook tested a dating feature similar to the Tinder application. After one year ago, the feature is now officially released.
A number of countries on the American continent are now the first to enjoy this Facebook Dating feature fully. Through these features, users can find their soulmate just by tapping their screen.
Facebook Dating is Bringing People Closer to their Match
Facebook Dating is available in the Facebook application in a separate tab menu exclusively for users aged 18 years and over. This feature allows users to filter their online matches through a number of variables, such as distance, interests, or other criteria.
Facebook Dating relies on algorithms that are based on whatever information and activities are shared by users.
In addition, Facebook Dating is also integrated with Instagram, where users can embed their respective Instagram accounts on the Facebook Dating profile page. In addition, users can also categorize their followers into the “Secret Crush” list.
As quoted by KompasTekno from Tech Crunch, Friday (6/9/2019), at the end of next year, Facebook Dating users will also be integrated with Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories.
Users can later determine whether uploads on their Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories will be included in their Facebook Dating profile or not.
Since last year, Facebook has indeed been testing this dating feature and made it available to a number of users. To use this feature, users must enter some information about themselves.
Through this feature, users can send messages, emojis, pictures or videos to each other to start an interaction with the targeted person.
In addition, users must complete it with profile photos selected from photos that have been uploaded to Facebook, tagged by others, or photos cross-posting from Instagram to Facebook to reduce potential bots or users with a fake identity.
Users are also required to answer as many as 20 personal questions, for example, “what is the perfect day for you” or “What song always makes you want to sing” and so on.
However, Facebook Dating Product Manager, Nathan Sharp does not explain what data will be used to match users.