Facebook is now trying to make itself all about community.
So they've redesigned the Facebook mobile app from the ground up.
It is called FB5 and it does look different to the Facebook app that you're probably used to from the past.
Gone is all of that blue.
Instead, it's a pretty minimalist look.
So let's go and inspect what is brand new in this app.
Facebook now wants to be a cupid in your life rather than just connecting you to friends.
So within the brand new designed Facebook app, you can go over into the menu over here and you'll notice A new dating option.
You tap into here.
What's gonna happen is that Facebook is actually gonna set you up with two profiles.
You're gonna have your regular Facebook profile that all your friends and family can see, and then there's also a separate dating profile.
And all that the dating profile pulls over initially is your name and your age.
Everything else you can import manually, including Your Facebook profile pictures, and in the future they're also be integration with Instragram photos as well.
So your dating profile lives up here, and you'll be able to set it up with some photos.
You can have a little description and a bio and an about.
So you can also say things like your hometown and your Views, job title and so on in this selection over here.
Then you can also preview it and see what it would look like to other people.
When you actually wanna find some people to go out with you'll have a suggested matches sections here there is just big profile pictures you can tap into it, scroll down and take a look at the photos.
You can see their jobs situation, their [UNKNOWN] some photos any mutual friends that you might have and then you can actually decide on face value yeah I'm interested in this person, I like them or say no thanks but to actually initiate.
A conversation with someone and to actually tell them that you like them you have to tap on a photo and start a conversation.
So, kinda forces you to send a message like, hey I want to talk about this great looking piece of food that's in this photo.
And that's how you strike up a conversation on Facebook Dating.
If you decide that you don't like them, that's cool, you can just say no thanks and then get a brand new match.
So once you've decided that you're going to start a bunch of conversations with people, all of those conversations and matches will start up in here in this Liked You section.
Actually, that's for people that like you and so they can only message you based on your photos or a comment they want to make just once.
And then if you decide to respond, you can open up the conversation.
If you decide that you're not really into them You don't respond at all and then they can't bug you again.
And then, over here in this tab is all of the conversations that you have going at the one time.
Now, you can also get a little bit more granular, like in other dating apps.
You can then decide exactly what sort of people you're looking for.
The age range, if they have any children or not, their height, that's even one you can choose there too.
And if you wanna work out people in your select location, you actually have to make sure that you have location set Service is turned on in Facebook, and so then you're actually looking for people in your current location.
At the moment, you're not able to set a location somewhere else, say if you're travelling.
So it's actually based on where your physical location is at the moment and the proximity within a certain mile range, which you can change here.
So that's a quick first look at Facebook Dating.
And they'll also do the Secret Crushes Feature that is coming soon.
Secret Crush lets you create a private list of friends that you might be interested in.
And if your friend also puts you on their list, you'll match.
If not, no problem, cest la vi.
No one will know who is on your list.
If you wanna find out more about Facebook dating, you can check out all of our coverage on CNet.
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