Watch out, Tinder, Facebook is getting into online dating

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The company announced at its F8 2018 developer conference today that it's launching a dating profile feature, "for real relationships, not hookups", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on the keynote stage. They can then start chats with other singles in a messaging app that will function outside of Facebook Messenger. If Facebook steps into dating in a big way it could have an impact on Match's ability to acquire new users, Mogharabi said.

Zuckerberg said the new dating feature was built from the ground-up with privacy and safety in mind - as the social network reels from the revelation of a mass breach involving the personal data of tens of millions of its users.

In April, however, the data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica erupted, causing a public outcry and prompting Facebook to promise to go even further.

Several developers decided against attending the F8 conference this year to boycott Facebook's latest changes, according to The New York Times. In April, Facebook limited the amount of information third-party developers can collect from users without Facebook's express approval within its application programming interfaces.

Dan Goldstein, president of digital marketing agency Page 1 Solutions highlighted Facebook's announcement it would let users clear their browsing history from the platform as a sign the company "is getting the message" about privacy.

Users can set up a dating profile with their first name, which the company said won't be visible to friends and will not appear in News Feeds.

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The site is also launching a new Groups Tab to make Groups "more central" to the Facebook experience.

Officials in the United Kingdom and USA have opened inquiries into Facebook and its privacy policies after it was revealed in March that Cambridge Analytica, a British-based political consulting firm, had amassed the personal information of 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

"We were slow to identify Russian election interference", said Zuckerberg.

Relationships have always been part of Facebook, dating back to the infamous "relationship status" feature. "Now you're gonna be able to bring your friends together". WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, a fierce privacy advocate, said Monday that he was leaving Facebook and the Facebook board of directors.

Facebook has a mission to connect people to each other, Zuckerberg explained, and it won't stop building tools that do so. Once created, you can meet with friends in VR to watch 360-degree videos, play games and take virtual selfies. You can laugh together and cry together.

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