Facebook will provide dating service to its users

Facebook will provide dating service to its users

Facebook wants to take on dating apps like Tinder, and its betting on the fact that many people already use the app regularly.

Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan doubled down on Zuckerberg's pledge in announcing the company's plans for a feature called Clear History. Aside from Oculus Go, the company also introduced Oculus TV where users can watch Netflix or Hulu using the VR headset.

Zuckerberg, in a post on his Facebook account, said he will discuss the feature at Facebook's annual F8 conference which begins today. He also mentioned that his favourite stories are of people meeting on Facebook, and ending up spending their life together.

That stipulation is a nod to Facebook's troubles over privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the political consulting firm was able to harvest data from Facebook users' friends. Bumble removed its Facebook login function, and Tinder users had to change their login method after Facebook's framework updates broke Tinder's Sign-in-with-Facebook feature. Additionally, everything she does on her dating profile won't be shared on the core Facebook service or on other people's Facebook News Feeds. The Quint cited developers from Facebook, and reported that a user's dating profile will only have four pictures of the user. The profiles may be created separate from a user's existing Facebook profile, with the matches to be made according to dating preferences, common interests, and mutual friends.

"You need to scout through different events and groups near your area based on which you are recommended people who are going to the same event", the Quint reported.

"People already use Facebook to meet new people, and we want to make that experience better". And after you "unlock" an event you're attending or keen on going, you can view the profiles of other who have also unlocked that event. When you create a dating profile or your parents create one for you, it won't be visible to anyone else on your friend list. You can also leave comments.

More news: Facebook adding new features for dating, Mark Zuckerberg says

Have you ever posted pictures of your home on Facebook?

A lot more than you might think. Further interactions can be carried out in the same message box.

He promised new services that bring people together in meaningful new ways across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus.

The news sent shares of established dating site operators such as Match Group, which owns Tinder, plunging. Shares of other companies in the same business such as InterActiveCorp, or IAC, have also been dropped by nearly 18 percent.

So - here's the Zuck giving his talk at the F8 conference, after which I've reprinted his announcement at his own Facebook page below.

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