Facebook testing Dating feature internally, reverse engineer finds

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Now the hot update is that Facebook has begun rolling the app to its employees to test the app for any bugs or uneasiness in using the app. "This is not meant for dating your co-workers", reads the screenshot.

Two months ago, at its F8 developer conference, Facebook shared that it was developing a dating app.

Facebook is reportedly aiming to cash in on the £11billion lonely hearts industry with a dating app to rival the likes of Tinder.

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The tech giant started an email service that offered users an @facebook.com address, in November 2010.

"Facebook is internally testing Facebook Dating", she wrote.

One of the screenshots shows the following message to testers: "This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook's new dating product".

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An app researcher, Jane Manchun Wong, tweeted images of the Facebook app with features now limited to Facebook employees only.

We ask all participants to only use dummy data for your dating profile and preferences. The company has confirmed that the feature is being tested internally and is confidential. "Your friends aren't going to see your profile, and you're only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends", he added. Facebook has also revealed that you can have a separate dating profile which will be made visible to people attending the same event to encourage offline connections. A public launch date still hasn't been set.

He promised a service that would focus on building long-term relationships and 'it's not just about hookups'.

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