Facebook Dating expands to Canada and Thailand

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Credit: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/20/how-facebook-dating-works/

Facebook Dating is expanding to more countries—users in Thailand and Canada will now take their turn to test the service. The social media giant progressed to the next big stage of its test when it launched Facebook Dating in Colombia late September; and now it looks like it’s time for users in two more countries to have access to the feature.

Facebook Dating wants to be the next big thing when it comes to finding love online—but the number one position as we all know is still being occupied by Tinder. Though, the company [Facebook] said the service will not be launched as a standalone app, the fact remains that it has a lot of catching up to do. That said, we could see its stock skyrocket should users find its features attractive enough. It is probably too early to rate it ahead of Tinder, the fact however, remains that it could yet be the next big thing.

A few new features also made their way to Facebook Dating this time around as it lands in those two new countries:

Second Look, according to The Verge, is a new tool that allows you to “reconsider a previous right swipe.” Another update added by Facebook is one that lets you pause matching in case you have made up your mind not to progress any further with dating probably because you have found a new person or you are just fed up with online dating scene.

If you live in any of the aforementioned countries of Canada and Thailand, you might want to sign up. However, you won’t be able to browse through matches until enough people have opted to join Facebook Dating.

We don’t have any idea when a global rollout will be made, but we might not be far from one as the company continues to tie all loose ends and fix any bug experienced by users during the test periods.

Jane Manchun Wong a reliable tech expert on Twitter had in September said Facebook Dating will “show suggested matches from Dating Groups.” This is one thing you are probably familiar with as a Facebook user. Facebook usually suggest who to follow or request users to “suggest” friends to a new user on the platform.

Since Facebook Dating is only about dating, it will probably help to populate the service when it eventually rolls out, especially when it appears to look like you are struggling to find a match all by yourself.

In August, Wong had posted an update on her Twitter page that Facebook was already testing Facebook Dating with members of staff. According to her, employees of the social media behemoth has started testing the app, which could see Facebook take on Tinder.

Feel free to share your experience with us if you live in Canada or Thailand or even Colombia—tells us what you like or don’t like about Facebook Dating.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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