Dating old friend
"It will come, but just not right away."Facebook doesn't just want to help you find love: It's also trying to make it easier to find new friends.The social network is testing a new feature called "Meet New Friends" that surfaces recommendations for new friends based on where you live, work, what college you attended or groups you've joined.The announcement comes on the same day that Facebook said it's rolling out a tab for events that includes a map of nearby happenings and recommendations for the top activities to do in cities worldwide. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.
For example, you can let the social network know you're not interested in making friends from work by switching that option off.
Facebook will then ask you what you're interested in doing with friends.
Activities include grabbing coffee, exploring the city and playing games.
Once that happens, you and your friend will get a notification that it's a match.
The company's executives made the announcement Tuesday during Taking on dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, Facebook first announced it was working on a dating feature within the social network's main app at last year's F8.
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The social network said Tuesday it's introducing a new feature for Facebook Dating that lets users (in certain countries, for now) select up to nine Facebook friends they're interested in romantically.