Facebook announces new dating service 'for serious relationships, not hookups'

Protesters brought an effigy of Mark Zuckerberg to Parliament after the social network boss refused to attend in person

Facebook Inc. will launch a new dating feature on its platform, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, marking an unexpected push into a new business even as the social-media giant battles questions about how it handles user data.

So many people are single, Zuckerberg said, "so clearly there's something to do here!"

The problem, Cubeyou CEO Federico Treu said, is that Facebook is "so big and so important" that it can cut off anyone from its service with no outcome.

"It mirrors the way people actually date, which is usually at events and institutions that they're connected to", Chief Product Office Chris Cox said during the F8 conference.

"I think the reaction is a combination of the Facebook news along with concerns that Match was getting toppy", or expensive, Kurnos told Reuters. An early example is Sephora, which has new makeup AR overlays so that users can, say, try on blue eye shadow without leaving the house.




"We were slow to identify Russian election interference", said Zuckerberg. The Oculus Go, a $199 stand-alone headset, is now available for sale. Facebook also might unveil additional changes.

However, it is also expected that the conference will discuss some topics which range in the realm of VR hardware used with Oculus.

Zuckerberg is also likely to talk up new stuff, including AR and virtual reality.

"It is worth noting that, while Mr Zuckerberg does not normally come under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom parliament, he will do so the next time he enters the country", Collins wrote in a public letter to Facebook.

Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month for about 10 hours over two days. You may have to sign back in to every website, and you may have to reconfigure things. Watch party allows you to watch videos together. Your dating profile will only show your first name, and will only be visible to other people on the dating service, so your Facebook friends won't see your dating activity. Some of my friends actually did this! "And we will." Sounding more intense than useful, he ran down some of the ways in which Facebook has been a positive force lately, ranging from its role in the #MeToo movement to the $80 million raised on the platform for Hurricane Harvey relief. "Let's not do that again anytime soon", Zuckerberg said.

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