Facebook Dating will not launch as a standalone app, but rather as an in-app feature. Also, it will only be available in the US initially, for users aged 18 and above.
Tinder and other dating apps will certainly be happy with the news. The latest reports show that Facebook is planning on launching Dating as a new feature buried into its main app – instead of a standalone app. Facebook announced Dating back in May, during its F8 conference.
Facebook Dating will not be automatically activated (obviously).
Once you choose to activate it, only other people who have also turned it on will be able to see you. You will be able to choose if your dating profile can be seen by friends only or friends of friends, but your profile will not be publicly available.
Also, Facebook says that activity from Dating will never be shared in News Feed.
Facebook Dating profiles will allow for all transgender and sexual orientation options. When two people express interest in each other, they will be able to text each other over Messenger or WhatsApp.
Wong also reported that Facebook is considering imposing a limit on how many people you can express interest in, to avoid spammers. Also, blocking someone in the Dating feature will not block them on Facebook. So your mom probably won’t be able to find you.
Facebook Dating will only launch in the US for now, and for users aged 18+. It is not yet ready for the public, but company employees are already testing it. For the moment, Facebook says it has no plan for paid subscriptions to premium Dating features.
So, are we to expect more Facebook babies?