Money Facebook’s Messenger is testing a Tinder-like meet-up feature

10:10  08 september  2017
10:10  08 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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Jacob Dubé of Motherboard tested the feature and compared it explicitly with dating app Tinder . It shows you a variety of Friends in Messenger who might want to meet up with you. Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder on Motherboard.

Facebook is trying out a new feature that connects users on its Messenger chat platform, but only if they both accept. "So, we're running a very small test in the Facebook app to make that easier. The Tinder - like feature might look like a strange addition to Facebook , but on the other hand, telling

  Facebook’s Messenger is testing a Tinder-like meet-up feature © Provided by The Next Web Facebook is testing out a new system to help you connect with your Friends by agreeing or refusing to meet up with them, Tinder-style.

Jacob Dubé of Motherboard tested the feature and compared it explicitly with dating app Tinder. It shows you a variety of Friends in Messenger who might want to meet up with you. You can respond with a Yes or a No Thanks, and you’ll be notified only if both parties answer positively.

The app will match you up with your friends, rather than with strangers, so it’s not entirely like Tinder — and thank goodness for that. As a Facebook spokesman told Motherboard, “People often use Facebook to make plans with their friends. So, we’re running a very small test in the Facebook app to make that easier.”

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Tinder is testing a new feature called “Matches Up For…” that lets singles set a status to indicate they are interested in meeting up for a specific activity. For those who have used the dating app Happn, Tinder ’ s new addition looks like a direct rip off of that app’ s functionality.

Messenger . WHEN Tinder introduced the Super Like feature it was a welcome way to ensure your profile would stand out to a member of the fairer gender. The test feature , called Tinder Social, is currently only available to a select number of Australian users and has been created for the sole

If you’re like me and keep a relatively trim Friends list, you might find it odd and intrusive that Messenger is trying to hook you up with people you already know well. Facebook might periodically swipe (no pun intended) features from other apps, but I don’t know if Tinder is one of the apps it needs to copy.

If you don’t keep in constant contact with all of your Friends, then it might be a treat to have a spontaneous meet-up arranged by Facebook’s algorithms. But I feel the same can be done much more expediently by opening Messenger itself and texting them.

The Best Apps for Video Calling No Matter What Device You Own .
The future is here: Using your smartphone or tablet, you can place a video call to someone, just like on The Jetsons. To make or receive a video call, you need an app — either one that comes with your phone or one you download separately. But what apps should you use to place those calls? If you and the person you want to engage each have an iPhone or iPad, you can rely on Apple’s FaceTime for video calls. Just open the FaceTime app and tap on the name of the person you want to call, or tap on the name of someone in your Contacts list and tap on the video icon. Android has no built-in equivalent, but supports a variety of video calling apps.

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