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Facebook Dating is launching in Canada and Thailand.
It’s a dating service built by Facebook that lives inside the main Facebook app.

Facebook’s attempts to find you the love of your life are growing.

On Thursday, the Silicon Valley social networking firm announced that Facebook Dating, its online dating service, is launching in Canada and Thailand, and adding some new features.

The product, the company’s answer to OKCupid or Tinder, first launched in Colombia in September after being announced at the F8 conference earlier in 2018.

Facebook Dating doesn’t have its own app; instead, it’s nestled inside the core Facebook app. (The company says it currently has no plans to spin it out.) Facebook is positioning it as a way to find serious partners, rather than casual Tinder-like matches — and there’s no swiping and liking, which product manager Nathan Sharp likened to “speed dating” in an interview with Business Insider.

Instead, when a user sees someone they like, they send them an initial message based off a piece of content (a photo, or an answer to a preset question) on their profile. Then the recipient can choose whether or not to respond, which will start a proper conversation. (Users can’t send a second …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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