Facebook is testing a speed-dating video app
That’s why Facebook Dating was born to nobody’s surprise two years ago. It’s easy to match people when their profiles are already online and in most cases - extremely thorough. Now though, in these COVID-infested times, Facebook thinks that people need to see each other more.
When everybody is working from home and zoom meetings are the new normality, a dating app that relies on video makes all the sense. And because we’re all so busy, it’s a speed-dating app. The name’s Sparked and it’s a brainchild of Facebook’s skunkworks division - the NPE (New Product Experimentation) Team.
According to The Verge, Sparked relies on 4-minute dates that users speed through, and if someone catches your attention you can go on a longer second date. There’s no swiping, direct messaging, or public profiles of any kind - you need to have a Facebook profile, though.
For the moment, Sparked is only browser-based, there’s no iOS or Android version of the service. You can try and find your perfect partner in less than four minutes at the app's official website.