Facebook has revealed that its online dating platform is now available to singles in Mexico and Argentina.
The latest developments show that the social media giant is focusing heavily on testing in the Americas, having previously launched in Colombia and Canada, before rolling out to the rest of the world. Thailand is the fifth country to have Facebook Dating.
There was speculation that the service would be coming to Europe in the near future, after screenshots were leaked showing the user interface translated into French and Dutch.
Alongside the new market announcement, two new features will soon be introduced to Facebook Dating.
Live Location Sharing will make it possible for users to share their date plans with a friend via Messenger, ensuring they are safe when meeting a stranger for the first time.
The innovation was first discovered and reported by tech tipster Jane Manchung Wong at the end of January.
Secondly, Auto Profile Complete allows accounts to be set up very quickly with minimal effort. Photos and information will be automatically collected from the user’s Facebook page to generate an initial dating profile, which can be edited before publishing.
Match Group representatives have repeatedly claimed that they don’t feel threatened by Facebook entering the market, suggesting that singles will want to keep their social and dating lives separate.
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