Facebook Dating Feature Launches, How It Works

Users have to be 18 or older to take part in the service

Facebook Dating is here and it lets users create a separate profile to handle their love life.

Facebook Dating Feature Launches, How It Works
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) first notes that the feature is only available for users that are 18 or older. These users can use the feature to create a separate profile that is still linked to their main one. Information from the dating profile won’t show up on the users main Facebook profile.

Facebook Dating works by taking users’ interest and matching them up. It also claims that it will allow users to reach out to those outside of their circle of friends. In fact, users’ friends won’t show up in the dating service unless they are selected as a “Secret Crush.”

It’s also worth pointing out that Facebook Dating users can link their Instagram posts to their new profile. Support for sharing Facebook and Instagram stories via the Dating service will also be coming in the near future.

Facebook notes that it’s newest feature is now available in a large collection of countries. They are as follows.

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay
  • United States
  • Vietnam

While Facebook Dating isn’t available in Europe just yet, the company says it plans to have the feature ready for those users in early 2020. Until then, everyone in Europe can just date the old fashioned way.

FB stock was up 1% as of Thursday afternoon.

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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