Facebook Starts Testing Dating Product Internally, Might Release It Any Time Soon

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Facebook has begun testing its dating project internally with its employees in its bid to take on dating popular dating service such as Tinder, Match and OkCupid. 

According to report from The Verge, independent app researcher Jane Manchun posted evidence of the dating service on Twitter.

"This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in dogfooding Facebook's new dating product. The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI (user interface). This is not meant for dating your co-workers," Facebook said on the dating app which is undergoing test.

Facebook asked its employees to use fake data for their dating profiles and plans to delete all data before the service will be launched.

Screenshots of the dating app shows Facebook stating that dogfooding the product was is completely voluntary and has no impact on the employees employment.

Facebook announced in May at its annual F8 conference that it planned to launch a dating service to matchmake millions of people and nudge them into spending more time together.

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

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

Facebook assured users of their privacy safety, noting that dating activity would not show up in Facebook's News Feed.

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