Swipe Right: Facebook Just Announced It's Launching a Dating App (Sort Of)

02 May, 2018, 01:54 | Author: Harriet Bell
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The announcement sent the stock of Match Group, which owns properties such as Tinder, OkCupid, and Match.com, down 18 percent. That could potentially allow it to match people more effectively than rival sites with less data at their fingertips.

Zuckerburg told the audience the new feature is "not just for hookups".

Zuckerberg also announced Facebook is launching a "Clear History", feature that will allow users to clear their search history and eliminate past information from websites and apps. Yet another feature called "Watch Party" will let users gather to watch video together, Zuckerberg said - like "your friend testifying before Congress". The company expects more than 5,000 developers to attend.

Facebook's new dating feature, which will be introduced in the coming months, will not be visible on a user's News Feed, and friends of the user will not be able to see it. People on the dating platform will be able to talk to each other in a private messaging channel.

Facebook also aims to tackle the issue of real people sharing fake news through content flagging tools, as well as surfacing related content for users to check facts. Facebook has proven time and time again that putting user privacy and choice first isn't its strong suit, and moves like this seem to suggest its not doing much to fix that.

Koum's Facebook post came a day after The Washington Post reported Koum was leaving because his personal beliefs clashed with Facebook's policies around personal data and weakened encryption systems.

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"This has been an intense year", Zuckerberg quipped.

The Zucks said you won't be obligated to participate even though the platform is being built directly into Facebook's current app, so don't worry about Gran accidentally swiping right.

Zuckerberg previewed a few screenshots of the feature, which will let you create a dating profile and meet singles outside of your friends.

The 33-year-old CEO also said the dating offer was built from the ground-up with privacy and safety in mind, as he underscored the firm's commitment to boosting privacy protections.

"This is how we are thinking about our responsibility: to keep people safe and to keep building", said Zuckerberg. Facebook's VR headset comes with 1,000 apps and is priced at $199 - but everyone at F8 was getting one for free (a possible olive branch to all the developers who have been suffering through Facebook's recent app policy changes). Other new features coming to Instagram include augmented reality overlays from developers, like amusing mustaches and hats, and new ways for third-party apps to have videos post directly to stories on Instagram and Facebook.

Facebook also made the surprise announcement that its portable VR headset - Oculus Go - would go on sale in the United States on Tuesday, priced $199 (£146).

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