A dating application – Facebook Dating – will join the panoply of social network services.
The 2.2 billion members of Facebook will be able to enjoy a home application dedicated to meetings. Mark Zuckerberg has announced the upcoming arrival of “Dating” at the annual F8 conference.
The founder of Facebook has managed to create the surprise on the scene of F8. The launch of a dating application was not planned, but for the social network, it’s a bit of a return to the origins. Since its beginning, it is possible to display a “couple” or “single” status, and Facebook has always served to create a link between its members. But this time, one more step is officially crossed, even if Mark Zuckerberg specifies that the application will be used to “build real long-term relationships”. A formula a bit vague, but we know that the application “Dating” will only connect people who are not already friends on the social network.
It remains to be seen whether Facebook users will give the social network the confidence to use this type of service. It’s a sensitive topic right now … At the F8 conference, no launch date was announced for Facebook Dating. It is also unclear whether the dating app will be free or paid. But Tinder, Meetic and other dating apps are probably worried.