In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg unveils plans to include a new dating feature, vowing to make privacy protection its top priority.
Zuckerberg announced this on Tuesday in San Jose, California while addressing Facebook’s annual developers conference, emphasizing that the focus would be on helping people all around the world to find long-term partners. “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships, not just hook-ups”.
Mark Zuckerberg noted that one in three marriages in the United States starts online and that some 200 million Facebook users profile state single. Mark said the new feature, will allow users to be able to create a separate “dating” profile not visible to their network of friends, with potential matches recommended based on dating preferences, points in common, and mutual acquaintances.
Underscored the firm’s commitment to boosting privacy protections, 33-year-old Mark also said the dating offer was built from start to end with privacy and safety in mind.