Facebook launches dating app
THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT LAUNCHED ITS DATING SERVICE — CALLED “DATING.” IT ALLOWS ANYONE WITH A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT …18 OR OLDER …TO SET UP A DATING PROFILE FROM WITHIN THE FACEBOOK MOBILE APP.
DASH: WHILE IT PULLS OVER A FIRST NAME AND AGE FROM A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT — THE COMPANY SAYS THE TWO PROFILES ARE LARGELY SEPARATE. USERS CAN INTEGRATE MORE INFO — PULLING IN PHOTOS POSTED TO FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO THEIR DATING PROFILE. BRIG: THE U-S IS THE 20TH COUNTRY TO HAVE THE DATING SERVICE. HOWARD: THANKS FOR WATCHING THE KHON2 NEWS AT 5.
BRIGETTE: HAWAII’S WORLD REPORT WITH JOE MOORE STARTS NOW.
How does Facebook Dating work?
Users who opt in to Facebook Dating will need to create a separate Dating profile and have the most recent version of Facebook downloaded. There is no swiping, rather Facebook will direct you to other users who have opted in and you can simply comment directly on someone’s profile or tap the ‘like’ button to let them know you’re interested.