And it should make dating app incumbents like Tinder and Bumble anxious.
To help keep the two versions of your Facebook self separate, your Dating profile will only use your first name, and your existing Facebook friends won't appear as potential matches.
Dating will also have a dedicated inbox that, unlike Messenger, does not allow you to send photos or links.
You can only send text-based messages when chatting for the first time, which Facebook describes as a safety measure.
But that analysis misses an important reality: Dating apps like Tinder have long relied on Facebook's data to operate their service in the first place.
If you sign up for one of these apps, you can immediately pull in your Facebook photos, and autofill information like where you live, work, and went to school.
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