Facebook gaming and dating service to be introduced

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Dating and gaming have been launched by Facebook feature in Europe. The world’s most popular social media platform Facebook where almost every person has an account keeps developing and evolving day by day.

The online platform Facebook launched the free-to-play cloud gaming feature on its social media platform. This will allows users to stream and play games like “Asphalt 9: Legends” and “WWE Super Card” without downloading them.

The most interesting part is that all the cloud-streamed games would be played on the platform’s gaming tab or the News Feed.

However, the gaming feature is smaller in scale than the premium cloud-based game streaming services like Google’s Stadia, and Amazon’s Luna, which are competing for users in a high-growth market.

The feature will be available to Android and web users, for now, as it is working on alternative options to launch the feature on Apple’s iOS.

“Apple treats games differently and continues to exert control over a very precious resource,” the company said. They are unsure about launching the feature on Apple’s app.

Facebook also added it is launching its dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was delayed earlier this year due to regulatory concerns.

The social media company had postponed the rollout of Facebook Dating in Europe in February. This was after concerns were raised by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC). The main regulator in the European Union for a number of the world’s biggest technology firms.

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), said that they were given the launching date, February 13 on short notice. Claiming that they were informed about the launch on February 3.

They did not receive any documentation regarding data protection impact assessments or decision-making processes that had been undertaken.

Facebook Dating was launched in the United States in September last year. It is currently available in 20 other countries.

Kate Orseth, Facebook Dating’s product manager, said users can create and delete a dating profile at any time. This will not delete their main accounts. Users’ first names and ages in their dating profiles will be taken from their Facebook profiles and will be uneditable.

Users will have the liberty to share other personal information on their profiles.

If launched in Africa would you consider joining Facebook Dating? Also announced today: Facebook’s wireless VR device Oculus Go on sale for the first time, augmented reality is coming to Facebook Messenger and Instagram, and a “Clear History” tool was introduced for users concerned with sharing their activity with the social media giant.

Roughly 200 million Facebook users list themselves as single in their relationship status, a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.

Dating profiles can be created by tapping the heart icon at the top right-hand corner of your user profile.

Users will have to opt-in to create a dating profile and to be seen by people around them. Dating profiles only share a user’s first name.

Users will also have the choice to unlock their dating profiles for nearby groups and events to meet people with similar interests.

“We like this because it mirrors in the way that people date, which is usually at events or institutions they know,” chief product officer Chris Cox said.

Dating matches can chat and send text-only messages in a chat experience that does not connect with Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.

“We hope this will help more folks meet and find more partners. We’re excited to share a lot more on this in the next few months,” Cox said.


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