Facebook Enters The Dating App Game

Facebook is set to offer its first dating service soon. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, made the announcement today, sending shares of already established dating sites tumbling. Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd at a software developers conference that a dating service would be a natural fit, adding that Facebook was building the dating service with an emphasis on privacy – a rather sensitive subject for people who use online dating, and for Facebook, as the company tries to recover from a scandal over its handling of personal data. 

Facebook users have been able reveal whether they are single or in a relationship since 2004, when Facebook first launched. A prototype displayed on screens at the F8 conference showed a heart shape at the top-right corner of the Facebook app. Pressing on it will take people to their dating profile if they’ve set one up. The feature will be for finding long-term relationships, “not just hookups,” Mark Zuckerberg said. “It will be optional and will launch soon,” he added, without giving a specific day.

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