Facebook is trying to get into the dating game - and we've just had our first proper glimpse at how it might look.
By reverse-engineering the code of Facebook's most recent version of the app, Ms Wong was able to discover hidden features that hadn't yet been turned on. The goal for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI.
In clearly separating users' dating profiles from their existing friend circles, the company appears to be trying to get ahead of the issue. The firm stated that it was to help build long term relationships and not just mere hookups. If a mutual attraction is established, you and your virtual date can start messaging each other through WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
"We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning". Other screenshots show the sign-up process for Facebook Dating, including designating who can see it, your gender, how you identify, who you want to meet, and your current city. It will have a feature called "unlocking" that will make your profile visible to other attendees of events or members of groups.