Facebook dating: Will it help me find my soulmate?

Facebook is taking on Tinder and the internet is saying 'swipe left.'

Zuckerberg was speaking at his firm's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. This new feature, according to Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is meant for fostering long-term, meaningful relationships rather than just hook-ups. This grants the apps access to select Facebook data, which helps to speed up the process of creating dating profiles.

We've already told you all about Facebook Dating, which really seems like it could go either way, although it was certainly bad news for other dating sites.

In the videos below, futurist Amy Webb talks about hacking dating apps, and Zuckerberg announces Facebook's new platform. People using the tool will be able to pick what groups or events they want to "unlock" to see more potential matches with like minded users. Zuckerberg didn't directly answer that one at the conference but continued to emphasize how important everyone's safety, security and privacy is to them.

Facebook has been under fire for allegations of violating users' privacy lately, but recently at the F8 (aka. the conference for Facebook Developers), the social media giant announced plans for some unique new features. "If they've already been using Facebook and feel comfortable with the format, this will be an easy transition for someone reentering the dating market".


Despite everything, there were more than 2.2 billion monthly active Facebook users for Q1 2018. This can be a great opportunity for Facebook to act as a cupid between two people.

"One in three marriages in the U.S. start online", CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in his presentation F8 this week. The firm's flagship product - Tinder - grew US subscriptions by 23-percent across all platforms over the final quarter of 2017, with the service performing well across all platforms, meaning a purely app-based challenge from Facebook is likely to be "very difficult" to mount, SimilarWeb says.

This new dating feature will give Facebook the chance to leverage its massive network of users as well as data on relationships (thanks to the option in Facebook where users can publicize their relationship statuses), not to forget its very big financial resources to challenge competing dating apps.

Along with Steve Carter, we've been trying to figure out whether Facebook has been hiring other people to build a relationships team that it could task with building out dating and other products. Which looks to be yet another step that the company is taking to address any possible privacy concerns that might arise collecting more user information. The Facebook mock-up on display this week may have looked similar, dominated by photos users can swipe through, but Zuckerberg's site has an huge, built-in advantage when it comes to the dating game that no other site can match: data.

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