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Tinder App’s New Competition: Facebook Dating

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On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new feature they will be presenting to their customers, Facebook dating.

This was announced at Facebook’s annual conference on Wednesday, but is this a good choice to make after Facebook’s recent federal court trials from the massive data breach? It was said that, “Facebook wants to help its user change their statuses from single to a relationship”. Though some investors disagree with the new feature, others are overzealous with the new add-on to service one of the world’s largest social media platforms.

Facebook wants to help its user change their statuses from single to relationship

The dating profile can be separated from the individual’s personal Facebook account, also giving the option to have the dating account to remain personal or private from his/her friends. CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, aware of the safety fears, boldly announced that this is meant to build more “meaningful, long-term relationships”. Though it’s not certain, Facebook may charge a fee to the users who want to subscribe to the new dating feature.

The online dating industry is worth at least $3 billion and as the FB (Facebook) stock surged to 2.18% after the conference, investors are excited for what is in store for this year. But on the other hand, can Facebook compete with the leading Tinder app that services? Tinder is not only nationwide, but internationally known. Tinder is operating in over 196 countries and avalible in over 40 languages. Is Facebook able to keep up with the Tinder app giant? As we all wait in anticipation, only time will tell.

Facebook will soon announce the immediate new features this summer.

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