Facebook at the F8 event back in May has introduced its ‘Dating Service’ and months after the announcement, Facebook is said to be testing its dating product internally with employees, according to the independent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong who found evidence of the product the within source code.
The company said to have asked his employees to use fake data for the dating profile and is also planning to delete all data before the public launch. Facebook also warns employees that its anti-harassment policies apply to the dating product. The sign-up page of the product has options to specify your gender, location, and which genders you’re interested in matching with.
Facebook is internally testing Facebook Dating.
I can’t go past the signup screen because they are not activating all non-employee Dating profiles because, well, it’s “pre-launch” 😉 pic.twitter.com/VQFHUJIkuX
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 3, 2018
Though Wong was able to fill in her information, the creation of a dating profile wasn’t successful. Since Facebook announced at its F8 event, we can expect the feature to be available to the public once the testing fetches fruitful results, but the company could cancel it altogether if it wishes otherwise. Facebook’s dating service will let users create a dating profile that will be separate from their Facebook profile.
It will start showing potential matches based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends. They’ll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events.
The screen of this feature reads:
This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook’s new dating product. The purpose of this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI. This is not meant for dating your coworkers.