the dating application arrives in France and attacks Tinder

The French, along with their European neighbors, can now create a profile on Facebook Dating. Already tested around the world, the dating service, integrated directly into the Facebook application, aims to help its users to create relationships through their common interests. Without forgetting to protect their privacy by keeping each of their activity a secret.

After having taken its first steps all over the world, Facebook Dating is finally arriving on European smartphones. Objective n ° 1: “Helping more people build meaningful relationships through what they have in common, like their hobbies, events, and groups. “. Goal # 2: Create a dating service that can compete with Tinder.

Now available in around thirty European countries, the service is directly integrated into the Facebook application and allows you to create a profile in just a few clicks. Through its functionalities, it allows “To share your true personality and to have an authentic vision of the person in front”.

The social network has also made a point of ensuring the safety of its users, whether by protecting their privacy or by giving the possibility to block others. This is because, although the two are linked, your Facebook, Instagram and Dating profiles are not interconnected: none of your activities on the dating service will be published in the news feed of your friends or followers.

Features designed for dating

Many features are present on the service, all designed to stick to Facebook’s DNA while allowing its users to meet new people. Among them, there are four main ones:

  • the stories. Well known to followers of social networks, it is possible to post your Facebook and Instagram stories on your Dating profile. In this way, the social network invites its members to show rather than say who they really are, in order to create connections with people interested in their profile.
  • the Secret Crush. Developed to help you find a soul mate, the Secret Crush allows you to consider a possible relationship with someone you already follow on Facebook or Instagram. Dating thus offers to select up to nine Facebook friends or Instagram followers. If they have also selected you, then there is a match. Note that they will only be notified if they have created a Dating profile.
  • events and groups.Dating offers the ability to add their Facebook events and groups to the service in order to find someone with similar interests. In this way, you will be able to see all the people registered on Dating within these events and groups.
  • Virtual DatesOnce you have matched a person, it is possible to start a video chat with them directly in the application. Practice in this period of physical distancing! To do this, just click on the video icon in the chat. The person will receive an invitation and, if accepted, the conversation can start.
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Facebook emphasizes security

Aware that “Finding a romantic partner is something deeply personal”, the social network has made the security and protection of the privacy of its users a priority. “We have worked alongside experts in this field to provide easy access to safety tips and to protect Dating users. “

It is indeed possible to report and block someone, as well as to prevent them from sending photos, links, payments and videos in the chat. After joining forces with France to fight online hatred, Facebook will therefore continue its momentum by offering a healthy and protected space.

The social network also specifies that no Facebook contact will be offered as a potential match or will be notified of your registration on Dating. Additionally, your activity on the dating service will not appear on your public profile. “We are committed to making Facebook Dating a place where people can feel comfortable while seeking to create a relationship of value. “

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