match online dating - Dating in facebook

Tinder’s reliance on Facebook became painfully clear a month ago, when the dating app temporarily stopped working because of changes Facebook made to its data-sharing policies.And now Tinder, as well as apps like it, will have to compete with Facebook itself—an app everyone is already using.Until recently, you couldn't even sign up for a Bumble account if you didn't already have a Facebook account.

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[Update: Facebook launched Dating in its first market of Colombia on September 20th.

Read our full story about it here.] Facebook gave a preview of its Dating features back in May at its F8 conference.

It's easy to dismiss Dating as Facebook copying Tinder, just like it ripped Instagram Stories from Snapchat.

But that analysis misses an important reality: Dating apps like Tinder have long relied on Facebook's data to operate their service in the first place.

The Dating announcement comes at a strange time for Facebook.

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many users are reluctant to share more personal information with the social network, especially intimate data related to romantic preferences.

For example, if you're attending a concert, you'll be able to "unlock" your profile, so that potential matches who have said they're going to the same show can see it.

The social network says it's going to start testing Dating later this year, and that it's not going to use information from the feature to target ads.

At F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new dating service, simply called "Dating," that will exist right within the social network's own app.

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