Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has introduced a new feature to the dating app allowing the users to share their stories on Facebook and Instagram to the daters. All the stories are not shared by default to the daters. The users have control of what to share and what not to their prospective daters. It allows the users to convey their habits, humor, personality, and preferences to the daters with no need to specifically develop stories.
Block inappropriate stories
The daters can block inappropriate stories of users with this Facebook update. You can view the stories of matching profiles. The conversations can be initiated within the app if you like their profile and associated stories. Charmaine Hung, Manager (Stories), said the company is using stories already created by the users. To begin using this feature, the users need to establish connectivity between their Instagram, Facebook accounts, and Dating profile. After the accounts are linked, the users can share stories created in the past 24 hours.
Dating available in 20 nations
The dating feature of Facebook is available in 20 nations that comprise Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Guyana, Singapore, Peru, Canada, Uruguay, Brazil, Suriname, United States, Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia, Malaysia, Laos, and the Philippines.
The dating app of Facebook offers fierce competition to dating apps operated by Match Group, such as OkCupid, and Tinder. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced the dating app in April 2019 at its yearly developer conference. He said the new feature is real and helps to establish long-term relationships. The social media giant would roll out the dating feature in the US in September 2019.
Submits additional documents in data privacy probe
Facebook agreed to submit additional documents required in the data privacy investigation complying with the court’s directive. Vice President (state and local public policy) of Facebook, Will Castleberry, said the company cooperated with the state investigation agency of California by submitting several handwritten responses and documents in 2018.
To resolve the FTC probe into the privacy practices, Facebook agreed to pay a fine of $5 billion in July 2019. It also agreed to ensure the privacy of the data. The company is also facing investigations in 47 states and territories of the US over the anti-competitive practices and putting the user data at risk.