'The objective for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing user interface, ' the terms and conditions state. "This is not meant for dating your coworkers", Facebook told The Verge.
Right now, some of Facebook's staff in the U.S. are putting the app through its paces, though it's mainly to spot bugs and problems rather than set up any office romances, Facebook says.
Dogfooding is an informal term used by companies to describe internal testing.
"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships and not just for hookups", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during his keynote. Once you enable the Dating feature, it will not show up in your News Feed for everyone to see, you'll simply start seeing others using it.
"We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. They'll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events".
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