Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

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Shares of Match Group Inc. are down 9.6% in Tuesday trading after Facebook Inc. announced at its F8 developer conference that it would be introducing a dating feature as part of its app.

IAC, Match Group's parent company, dropped about 12 percent. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company's plan to make the headset six months ago.

"This will be focused on long-term relationships, not just hookups", Zuckerberg said at the company's developer conference, called F8.

It's a move that Zuckerberg justifies by claiming that one in three marriages in the USA begins online, and by citing the number of people who come up to him on the street, gesture to their children, and thank him personally. Koum announced yesterday in a Facebook post on his personal page that he was leaving the company, saying that he was taking some time to enjoy things outside of technology.

The Facebook Messenger app also received an update on Tuesday, gaining the ability to translate messages in real time to enable text conversations between people using different languages.

"We're flattered that Facebook is coming into our space - and sees the global opportunity that we do", Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg said in an e-mailed statement. He was grilled about how Facebook protects users' data and other issues. More recently, he attended two congressional hearings during which he fielded lawmakers questions about how Facebook let an academic obtain user data and then sell it to the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Since Cambridge Analytica's fallout, the developers have absorbed much of the impact from Facebook tightening its privacy controls and increasing scrutiny in advertising and data collection.

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Facebook product chief Chris Cox explained "unlocking" in relation to a demo profile for a fake user named Jennifer: "Unlocking the event will mean she shares her dating profile with other people who are going to the event, are using the dating service, and also have unlocked it".

The Zucks said you won't be obligated to participate even though the platform is being built directly into Facebook's current app, so don't worry about Gran accidentally swiping right.

We'll find out more about Facebook's dating app when it's released later this year.

A spokesperson for Bumble said the company was "thrilled" when it saw the Facebook news.

Now, he said, you'll be able to bring your friends together, "laugh together, cry together", Zuckerberg said to laughs, adding that some of his friends "actually did this". The feature will be opt-in, meaning you have to choose to use it. Zuckerberg also stressed that the feature was built with privacy and security in mind from the start.

Zuckerberg, of course, spent the past year facing intense criticism for failing to prevent Russian entities from spreading propaganda on the social network.

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