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Facebook announces Secret Crush dating feature

Facebook has announced the new dating feature Secret Crush.

The social media network is rivalling apps such as Tinder and Bumble by adding their own service which allows users to choose nine people on their friends list who they fancy.

They are then sent a notification that says, "A friend added you as a secret crush."

Speaking about the new feature, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the company's F8 conference in California on Tuesday (30.04.1): "We believe that there is a community for everyone. So we've been working on a major evolution to make communities as central as friends."

Facebook Dating was made available in 14 more countries after an initial launch in Colombia, and will arrive in America before the end of 2019.

Facebook Dating product manager Charmaine Hung told TechCrunch: "I have 2,000 Facebook friends. I'm not best friends with all 2,000 people, and there's a good chance that one of that could be a really good match with me.

"I trust them, I appreciate them and I know we're compatible.

"The only thing missing is knowing if we're both interested in being more than just friends without the fear of rejection if you were to do this in real life."

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