Facebook begins testing its dating project internally


This means that things like features, launch date, and more is still anyone's guess.

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

For those of you waiting to try and find love through your social network, the Facebook dating app is now being tested internally inside the company, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. "I can't go past the signup screen because they are not activating all non-employee Dating profiles because, well, it's 'pre-launch'".

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The company wouldn't say whether these pics are the real deal, although it did confirm it's testing Facebook Dating internally.

"Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment", the screenshot further read, adding that the product is confidential. However, it was quietly dropped after Facebook admitted that a majority of people weren't using it.

Think of dating apps, and the likes of Tinder, Grindr and Match.com spring to mind, and now Facebook is looking to take itself a slice of the action. The app changed the user experience with customisable sections for politics, technology, food, and other subjects. As can be seen in the app flow, you are prompted to set your privacy and also hide your profile from your current set of Facebook friends, a concern that has been highlighted by users on social media ever since Facebook announced its plans. Facebook has also revealed that you can have a separate dating profile which will be made visible to people attending the same event to encourage offline connections.