Facebook Dating Service Now Available in Canada, Thailand

Keeping in line with its intention to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, Facebook has spread out its dating feature test to two new countries, Canada and Thailand.

Facebook Dating Service test was first carried out in Colombia in September. The feature included user-integration with Groups and Events on Facebook with the idea to encourage people to meet in public.

For the tests in Thailand and Canada, Facebook has new functionalities, among them is a feature called the “Second Look” that enables users to reconsider a previous decision. So one can pause matching in case they are no longer looking for a date, as reported by The Verge on Thursday.

The test feature is available inside the main Facebook app itself. Facebook believes that this test feature expansion would initiate more signups and increase the user base on ‘Facebook Dating’ with enough people who opt into the app and begin matching, the report added.

Facebook began testing the app internally in August and asked its employees to use fake information for their dating profiles and plans to erase all the data before the launching to the public. The test feature is now accessible to users aged 18 and above, free of cost and without any advertisements or premium features at least for now.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO who initially announced the app at the company’s F8 keynote, popularly called F8 developers conference in San Jose, California in May 2018.


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