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Facebook Is Launching a New Dating Feature to Help You Forget About Cambridge Analytica

The new feature, which begins testing this year, will allow you to create a dating profile and match you to meet potential lovers.
By Libby Curran
May 02, 2018
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Facebook Is Launching a New Dating Feature to Help You Forget About Cambridge Analytica

The new feature, which begins testing this year, will allow you to create a dating profile and match you to meet potential lovers.
By Libby Curran
May 02, 2018
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Facebook might have spawned its fair share of hook-ups over the years, but now the site's taking the whole matchmaking thing to the next level. As announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's annual F8 developer conference, a new Facebook feature for dating and relationships is just around the corner. According to Facebook's blog post about its latest technology announcements, the dating service is designed to improve the experience of meeting new people.

You'll be able to use it to create a dating profile (separate to your regular one, thankfully), which will then throw you potential love matches, based on information about your mutual friends, preferences and things you might have in common. Users will also be able to scout out compatible matches through Facebook's 'Groups' and 'Events' features. The service is being built as we speak, with testing slated to kick off later this year.

Other nifty new Facebook services announced at the F8 conference include a blood donations registrations feature for communities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and new ways of sharing to your 'Stories'. Also in development is a 'Clear History' feature, which will show you what websites and apps send Facebook your information, and enable you to switch off the process going forward. It's a feature that might make users feel more secure after the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach.

Published on May 02, 2018 by Libby Curran

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