Facebook is testing a video speed-dating app called sparked
Facebook is testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked. The app will seemingly cycle people through speed video dates that last four minutes.
After that point, Sparked suggests they can exchange contact information and stay in touch through Instagram, iMessage, or. The Verge attempted to set up a profile and was put on a waitlist, but the user -up flow suggests kindness is a key theme for the app.
When ing up, users have to type out what makes them a kind dater. Users also have to choose whether they want to date men, women, or nonbinary people, and then are asked if they are open to dating trans people. The Verge viewed a landing for a dating event in Chicago that says 47 people have ed up to attend.
No app is live in the App Store or Google Play. We went through this -up process just from a browser.
You can view screenshots of the -up process below. Sparked would be the second dating product from Facebook.
Facebook Dating, which operates out of the main Facebook app, launched in the US in and has since rolled out to various countries, including, most recently, the UK. It operates similarly to most dating apps in that people can view a public profile of a potential match and then send a like to possibly receive one back and start a conversation.
Video dating only recently became a popular idea, mostly spurred by the pandemic and people staying at home and limiting their in-person interactions. The League first launched a video speed-dating feature inand since then, Hinge and Tinder have also launched the ability for people to have video chats with matches. Bumble launched its video chat function inas well. Subscribe to get the best Verge-approved tech deals of the week.
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