Watch out, Tinder, Facebook is getting into online dating

Watch out, Tinder, Facebook is getting into online dating

Watch out, Tinder, Facebook is getting into online dating

Ahead of the conference, Zuckerberg announced plans for a "Clear History" feature that will let users opt out of sharing browsing history data that Facebook uses to sell ads. "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".

That's according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who announced that his company will begin rolling out a new dating feature during the social network's F8 developer conference on Tuesday.

"This is for building real long-term relationships, not just hook-ups", said Mr Zuckerberg, in an apparent jab at dating apps such as Tinder.

Users will also be able to discover one another through common interests, groups, or events they wish to attend. This Clear History feature is a standard tool in popular web browsers, but has been noticeably absent in Facebook prior to its wave of data privacy scandals.

How does Facebook Dating work? This helped Facebook users broadcast to the rest of the world whether they were in a relationship or if they were "available" aka "single". "Facebook's entry will only be invigorating to all of us", Ginsberg said.

But given that Facebook disappointed users a few times when it comes to privacy, we'll just have to wait and see.

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We'll find out more about Facebook's dating app when it's released later this year.

The argument can be made that your event information isn't technically private - someone could get a complete list of RSVPs by combing through a public event page if they really wanted to - but the ease of such a feature in a dating context is undeniably odd.

Match Group's stock plunged 10 percent on the news.

He noted that 200 million of Facebook's 2.2 billion users have classified themselves as single.

The company also planned to launch an artificially intelligent bullying filter to Instagram communications, to block "language meant to harass or upset people", and revealed it was working on a tool to allow big businesses to communicate with WhatsApp users. Controversy erupted last month when multiple reports found Facebook data had been improperly sold to a data firm called Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly misused the data. It is adding a limited translation feature that can translate English to Spanish and back for people chatting over Facebook Marketplace in the US. It heard evidence in March from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie about political campaigning in India and other countries, and the use of personal data on Facebook for such purposes.

"Come on in. The water's warm", Levin said. As a result, Facebook has stepped up its efforts to offer its users a more secure experience amidst calls for Facebook to be more strictly regulated.

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