Flirty Friday! Facebook’s New Dating App

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 06, 2019

Facebook is finally catching up on why many people have been using their platform for years: To score a date.

Facebook announced yesterday it is rolling out its newest service across 20 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam, and the United States.

The feature will arrive in Africa and by extension, Kenya in early 2020.

Starting with Facebook Dating is easy, because there’s no need to set up a new account – you just use the one you already have, although you have the freedom to use a different one. You will be suggested people who already joined the program, and they will be showed to you as well – pretty much like how Tinder works. However, you don’t have to wait to match – just go forward and send a message or tap the Like button.

Facebook Dating is official, launches in 20 countries

Of course, with having the freedom to bug people comes the risk of abuse. That’s why Facebook announced a list of features to make its online dating service a bit safer – you can share details of your date with friends like live location via Messenger.

Just like Tinder, Facebook Dating also has stories – you can import the ones you post on Facebook, and by the end of the year you can also add the ones from Instagram.

Facebook Dating is official, launches in 20 countries

Since Facebook is already way too popular, there’s a big chance your future partner is on your Friends or Followers list. The new app has this feature called Secret Crush which allows you to add people to a list and then they’ll get a notification that they are someone’s crush.

Are y’all excited for this? Will you be ditching Tinder for facebook dating? Happy swiping!


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