He joked: "This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships - not just for hookups".
Following the recent calamity involving inappropriate use of data by Russian authorities and Cambridge Analytica, the Facebook team is building new and friendlier services across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus. Zuckerberg stated: "We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning".
It's rationale is that people already use Facebook to "meet new people", and it wants to do a better job at playing matchmaker.
That stipulation is a nod to Facebook's troubles over privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the political consulting firm was able to harvest data from Facebook users' friends.
The Facebook dating profile you'll create will be separate from your regular Facebook profile. It will also allow a user to browse event attendees and send them messages. That sort of anonymity is hard to achieve with a service where all users are identified by their real, full name (unlike Tinder, which uses only the first name, or OkCupid, which allows usernames) and IRL mutual friends.
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Shares of Match Group, the owner of popular dating app Tinder, fell more than 18 per cent on the news and was down 22 per cent at close. However, that one announcement that made everyone raise some eyebrows was the announcement of Facebook's dating service.
But, that did not stop the competitors from calling out the timing of this all and take some jabs at Facebook.
"We're flattered that Facebook is coming into our space", Ginsberg said. These people will be matched by Facebook based on the data gathered from each user. IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC), which is the majority owner of Match, was down 12%. We're looking forward to doing more. He added that after you clear your Facebook browsing history, it would take Facebook some time to be able to re-learn what you like and feel personalized again.
Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about his new year resolution.
Hey, if all that data they've been collecting helps us find true love... maybe it was all worth it after all. To do this Facebook collects your IP address, the browser you're using and the operating system you're using e.g. iOS, Windows, Android. Match, which owns major dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, fell 22 percent - its largest one-day drop ever - and IAC, which owns more than a fifth of Match, fell almost 18 percent in its biggest daily loss in about 13 years, according to Reuters.
Offering dating services has been seen as a natural expansion opportunity for Facebook, which already allows users to set their relationship status.