Facebook has announced that it will introduce a new set of dating features, which will only be visible to non-friends who have also opted into dating, TechCrunch reports.
Facebook will match people based on preferences things in common, and mutual friends, and the feature will start testing later this year.
In short, users who want to find dates via Facebook will have to opt in and create a profile with just their first name, which won’t be visible to friends or to users who don’t use the dating feature. They then browse events and groups that match their interests, and one of them can be “unlocked” for dating, and the profiles of other users who have unlocked will become visible. If two people are interested in each other, they will be able to start a conversation in a special inbox, separate from Messenger.