Facebook will launch dating service 'soon'


"When you're a Facebook user, and over time you became aware of a comparable service, then it's less likely that you will go on to Tinder", Mogharabi noted. We understand this category better than anyone.

"If we assume consolidated Match has a 25% market share, the global total addressable market would be ~$6 billion, or about 5% of Facebook's projected 2018 revenue assuming a 50% market share and less than 1% of their market cap", they wrote.

"Come on in. The water's warm".

Facebook announced this week it's getting into online dating - a surprising move that comes just six weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Zuckerberg said at F8 that Facebook will "keep building, even while we focus on keeping people safe". If a user sees an event they'd like to attend, they will be able to "unlock" that event to interact with others attending it. Dating profiles are completely separate from your regular profile, and include any information or images you chose to put on there. "We are happy to see Facebook acknowledging the need to create meaningful relationships beyond hookups, as the online dating culture definitely needs to shift away from quantity vs. quality interactions". The company will share more information about the app over the next few months. The CEO explained that the app was designed with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning.

"There are 200 million people on Facebook that list themselves as single, so clearly there's something to do here", Zuckerberg is quoted by Reuters as telling software developers at the F8 conference.

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Facebook claims that the same privacy protections that apply to Facebook will apply to its dating feature.

It did not appear to have a feature to "swipe" left or right on potential matches to signal interest, as Tinder and other established services have.

An app developer sold the private details of as many as 87 million Facebook users to shadowy political organisation Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly used it to influence the 2016 United States election. And that is just in the United States.

"I know a lot of you are going to have questions about this", Zuckerberg said during his keynote speech. Facebook uses browsing history data to sell targeted ads and personalize the user experience. What Facebook will do is to remove "remove identifying information so a history of the websites and apps you've used won't be associated with your account". The way this Clear History feature works is as follows.

"I view our responsibility in news as two things: Make sure people can get trustworthy news in our platform and that we're doing our job to help build a sense of common ground in society", Zuckerberg told a small gathering of editors and news executives.

In other news, the social media site also announced a major overhaul of Messenger, according to The Verge.