Facebook to launch its very own dating app
Just when we thought Facebook had reached its peak – it announces plans to launch a dating app which will ‘revolutionise’ the game.
During the annual Facebook conference, Mark Zuckerberg took the opportunity to unveil the service, claiming the product will be launched within the next few months.
He told his audience that the match-making feature would take privacy issues in mind and would launch “soon”.
The company can ill afford another data scandal as it continues to be embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica affair.
“There are 200 million people on Facebook who list themselves as single,” said Mr Zuckerberg.
“And if we are committed to building meaningful relationships, then this is perhaps the most meaningful of all.”
Shares in the dating business Match Group fell after the announcement and closed more than 22% below their opening price.