Facebook Testing Dating Service in Canada, Thailand

Keeping in line with its aim to take on mobile dating application such as the Bumble, Tinder, The Facebook has now expanded its dating feature test to two new countries which include the Thailand and Canada.

Facebook dating services test was first launched in the city of Colombia in the month of September. This feature also comes up with included over the collaboration and integration with the Events and Groups on the Social Networking platform with the area to encourage people to meet in public area.

For testing in Thailand and Canada, Facebook has added some of the new functionalities. Among them is a feature which is called the “second look” which will allow the users to reconsider a previous decision. So, that one can even pause the matching in case that they are no longer looking to date, according to the report which has been revealed.

This feature is available inside the main Facebook application itself as a standalone app. The social media network also believes that this test feature expansion would be going to initiate the number of signups and increase the userbase on the “Facebook Dating” with enough people who opt into the app and begin matching, according to the report.

The company has already started testing the app in August and asked its employees to use the fake data for their dating profiles and also plans to delete all data before the public launch.

This feature is available to users above 18, free of cost and without any premium feature or advertisements. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg originally announced the app at the company's F8 keynote, popularly called F8 developer conference in San Jose, California in May 2018.

“We’ve seen on Facebook that people have been using it to connect with friends and make new ones. And we started seeing actually that people were using it to form meaningful romantic relationships, which is really cool,” she said. “And we’ve seen that over 200 million people listed themselves as single on their Facebook relationship status and we so thought that this would be a great opportunity for us to help people.”

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