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Nearly two months after having announced the dating app at its F8 developer conference, Facebook has started testing this dating app with its own employees.
This was uncovered by Jane Manchun Wong, who is an independent app researcher. She found this out by scouring the source code, and then took to Twitter on Friday to reveal this information. After this the company confirmed to The Verge that the product is in testing, but declined to comment any further.
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“Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment,” a screenshot reads. The product is confidential and, and Facebook plans to delete all the data that employees have input before the actual launch of this product. Facebook has also stated that this testing of the app is not meant for actual dating within coworkers, but test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI.
Even though Facebook Dating is testing internally, it does not necessarily mean that it will launch to the public. Everything depends on what happens during this test-tun and what the company finds during this time.