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Facebook Launches Own Dating Feature Plus New Exciting Add Ons

In the recent F8 2019, Facebook’s 10th Annual Development Conference held last April 30 – May 1, 2019, at San Jose, California, the social media giant has launched its own dating feature. Does this mean Facebook is going full blown Tinder? Technically, not.

The reason behind this latest feature called Secret Crush is the idea brought about by the feedbacks received by Facebook. A number of users see the potential of developing a romantic relationship within their extended circle of friends.

Here’s how it works: You can select up to 9 of your Facebook friends that you are interested with. If your Secret Crush is also into Facebook Dating, they will receive a notification that someone within their pool of friends has assigned them as their secret crush. For instance, your secret crush also added you on their Secret Crush list, the Facebook Dating feature will automatically set-up a match. So what is the difference among other dating apps in the market? Security – your crush will never know or find out if you have a secret crush on him or her if they are not using the feature or if they do not create a list.

So, is that all?

Nope. The good news for social media marketers is that the Facebook Dating feature is just one of the recent updates of the world’s top social media app. The recent announcements do not necessarily focus on dating, in fact, they have also launched various updates that will actually improve user experience and intensify market reach through social media.

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The FB5

Facebook will be launching the new design for the desktop version of their site called the FB5. In the next few months, we may expect a simpler yet sleeker desktop view of our favorite social media site. This also highlights Groups and gives a greater focus on events and stories. This is the perfect opportunity for you to actually explore the chances of reaching out to your target market in a more specific way by creating Group pages apart from your business page. Since the new design creates a more substantial approach on suggesting groups to users, this update can be of great use.

Messenger Updates

The social media site now allows you to create automated tailored experiences that can actually connect your target market with the right person or content for them. There are also new lead generation templates that you can choose from for Messenger ads in which will still be done through Ads Manager. This is essential on building an easier connection among products, brands, influencers and their end users. Although this feature is still under observation, you may want to watch out for the availability soon.

Instagram Updates

Facebook is also stepping up their e-commerce game through Instagram. They have put a new feature called “Shop from Creators” which allow Instagram users to find, select, and purchase products directly through the app itself! With this, users can easily shop their favorite influencer’s look right on the app thus eliminating the hassle of taking a photo and manually browsing different websites to shop an inspired look from Instagram. This feature is currently ongoing testing for a small group of influencers and is expected to be available for the whole Instagram community soon. 

Some other new features like shipping through marketplace and Portal Device Expansion are only available in continental U.S.

As Facebook continues to develop and enhance its capabilities on selling brands online, can your business keep up? Take advantage of these updates and make sure that you are reaching your social media market! Let iManila help you in improving your social media presence! Call us at (02) 490 0000 or email us at [email protected]! Let’s talk!