Facebook begins testing dating project internally

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SAN FRANCISCO: In a bid to take on mobile dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, Facebook has begun testing its dating project internally with employees.

According to a report in The Verge on Friday, an independent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong found evidence of the dating feature testing and posted it on Twitter.

"This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook's new dating product.

"The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end ..

Facebook has asked employees to use fake data for their dating profiles and plans to delete all data before the public launch, said the report.

"Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment," the screenshot further read, adding that the product is confidential ..

Facebook had announced the dating product -- which will not be a standalone dating app -- during its F8 developer conference in the US in May.

"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships and not just for hookups," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during his keynote.

"We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. Your friends aren't going to see your profile, and you're only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends ..

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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