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Facebook is adding a dating layer to its main mobile app, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today during the company’s F8 developer conference keynote in San Jose, California.
“It’s all about opting-in and making sure that people are really intentional.”As part of that mentality, Facebook Dating doesn’t have a right-or-left swiping mechanism.
To sort through potential matches, you'll need to tap “Not Interested.” Facebook Dating users won’t be able to start a conversation by simply saying “Hey.” Just like the dating app Hinge, users will instead need to respond directly to one of a potential date’s nine photos or questions, like “Was that taken in Morocco? ”Facebook Dating messages will live in their own inbox separate from Facebook Messenger, and you won’t be able to send links, photos, or payments for security reasons.
The profiles look similar to other mobile-focused dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, with full-page profile photos.
However, Facebook’s take on dating is more community-focused, with integrations for the events and groups you’re a part of on the platform.
“This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,” Zuckerberg joked onstage.