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Facebook brings dating service test to Canada, Thailand

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Keeping in line with its aim to take on mobile apps such as and Bumble, has expanded its feature test to two new countries -- and

"Dating" service test was first launched in in September. The feature included user-integration with Groups and Events on the with the idea to encourage people to meet in public.

For the tests in and Thailand, has new functionalities. Among them is a feature called the "Second Look" that allows users to reconsider a previous decision. So one can pause matching in case they are no longer looking to date, The Verge reported on Thursday.

The feature is available inside the main Facebook app itself.

The believes that this test feature expansion would initiate more signups and increase the userbase on "Facebook Dating" with enough people who opt into the app and begin matching, the report added.

The company began testing the app internally in August and asked its employees to use fake data for their profiles and plans to delete all data before the public launch.

The test feature is now available to users 18 and above, free of cost and without any advertisements or premium features.

Facebook originally announced the app at the company's F8 keynote, popularly called F8 developer conference in San Jose, in May 2018.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 11:26 IST