Dating news release

“We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning.

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.

Cox says Facebook will announce more information, including a release date and rollout info for the dating features, later this year following a testing phase.

Some people speculated that Facebook would restrict its dating app features based on a user’s provided relationship status, such as “in a relationship” or “married,” as Zuckerberg introduced the feature by saying it was designed to appeal to users who list themselves as “single.” The company does not appear to be doing that, however, and there is no indication that Facebook is interested in excluding open relationships or other non-monogamous forms of dating from the platform.

You won’t see anyone you’re already friends with on Facebook, nor will you see people you’ve blocked.

You can also report and block users with the same tools available elsewhere on the social network.

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