Facebook Dating to Introduce New Onboarding Screens

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered new Facebook Dating onboarding screens that are currently being tested.

The potential updates are designed to appear in the social media app to encourage users to sign up for the online dating service.

Facebook is looking to emphasise the fact that the Dating accounts aren’t connected to main profiles. The screens assure singles that all Dating activity is private and won’t be shared on their friend’s newsfeeds.

No two friends will be suggested to each other, even if they have both created Dating profiles.

However, Facebook did announce the ‘Secret Crush’ feature at the beginning of May which makes it possible for existing connections to match on the dating platform. They can choose up to nine friends that they’d like to date, but their selections will only be notified if they reciprocate.

Dating is now available in 19 countries, as the social media giant slowly rolls it out in smaller markets. The most recent launch came at the annual F8 conference, when 14 South American and Asian countries were granted access.

Facebook has promised that it will be available in the USA by the end of 2019, but there is still no word on when it’s going to Europe.

In April, Wong revealed that users would soon be able to connect their Instagram accounts to their Dating profiles.

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