WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Facebook Dating has now been launched in the U.S., making it the 20th country where the dating service is live.
- Facebook also announced additional features which will allow users to easily connect and see what others are like outside a dating content.
- Users can now add their posts and Stories to their dating profile and unlock Facebook Groups to help find others with similar interests.
Facebook has now launched its dating service in the U.S., making it the 20th country where Facebook Dating is live.
Product lead Nathan Sharp made the announcement at an event in New York City.
Facebook Dating is now available in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam. And “by early 2020,” the service is expected to be launched in Europe, too.
Additional features were also announced for Facebook Dating today.
Users can now add their Instagram posts to their dating profile and add their Instagram followers to their Secret Crush list. Secret Crush lets you select up to nine Facebook and Instagram friends who you’re interested in. If they’re on the Dating service, they will be notified that someone has a crush on them.
Another feature, which will be available later this year, will allow users to post their Facebook and Instagram Stories directly into the service. This will make it easier for users to connect and see what others are like outside dating content.
According to Sharp, over 1 billion Stories are being shared per day — popularity that Facebook wants to take full advantage of.
Users can also unlock Facebook Groups inside Dating to help find others with similar interests.
Sharp assured that Facebook aims to make its dating service safe, especially for women. The service lets you share your location with a trusted friend before meeting someone.