Facebook has announced that it plans to launch a dating service to help people who use the site find their ideal match.
Speaking at the firm’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose California, Facebook chief, Mark Zuckerberg said it had been an “intense year for the company” but promised to take a “broader view” of the company’s responsibilities.
Mr Zuckerberg outlined some of the company’s new features which included plans for a soon to be launched dating service.
Facebook said the dating tool would enable users to build a special dating profile separate from their main Facebook one, with potential matches shown to them based on the preferences they choose and things in common, such as mutual friends.
“There are 200 million people on Facebook who list themselves as single,” said Mr Zuckerberg.
“And if we are committed to building meaningful relationships, then this is perhaps the most meaningful of all.”
Evening Standard reports that during the conference, Mr Zuckerberg also announced plans to introduce a new Clear History tool, which would enable Facebook users to see the information third-party sites and apps collected on them via Facebook and delete this data