So today we are announcing a new set of features coming soon around dating.
Now this is gonna be for building real, long term relationships, all right?
Not just hook ups.
[LAUGH] It's going to be in the Facebook app, but it's totally optional.
It's opt in.
If you want, you can make a dating profile, and I know a lot of you are going to have questions about this.
So I want to make clear that we have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning.
Your friends aren't going to see your profile You're only going to be suggested people who are not your friends, who have opted into dating, who fit your preferences.
Although, I can't promise that you're going to get e-mate.
It's a tough world.
All right, Chris Cox will come up in a bit and walk you through this in more detail.
So, this is Jennifer.
She's just moved to Chicago.
She's interested in dating.
She likes running and college football.
So this is her Facebook profile.
She would see in the upper-right a place she can tap to go to dating home.
The first thing she would do here is set up a dating profile.
This is just her first name.
It is not visible to her friends.
It's only visible to folks using the dating service and it doesn't show up in news feed or anywhere else.
Once she's done that, she can go browse events and groups.
This will let her see things in the city and groups related to her interests.
So let's say she sees an event she wants to go to.
She can go and unlock the event.
So unlocking the event will mean she shares her dating profile with other people who are going to the event or using the dating service and have also unlocked it.
And she can browse people who are there.
So say she wants to talk to Jay she will start a conversation with the photo from his profile.
This will encourage her have more meaningful interaction.
Then if he wants to respond, they'll do so in a private messaging inbox connected to the profile.
This is text-only as a safety measure, and it's not connected to Messenger or WhatsApp because folks wanted this to be in a separate space and not commingled with the rest of their inbox.
So we hope that this will help more folks meet and fully find partners.
We're excited to share a lot more on this over the next few months.
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