Facebook is testing its very own dating app

Facebook is reportedly aiming to cash in on the £11billion lonely hearts industry with a dating app to rival the likes of Tinder.

Two months ago, at its F8 developer conference, Facebook shared that it was developing a dating app.

The social media giant is internally testing the service with Facebook employees, according to a Twitter user who appeared to leak screenshots of the app on Twitter.

According to a report in The Verge on Friday, an independent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong found evidence of the dating feature testing and posted it on Twitter.

'The goal for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing user interface, ' the terms and conditions state.

Facebook then asks employees to only use "dummy" data that will be deleted before the official launch, and signs off with a warning alluding to the toxic culture that can surround much of online dating: "As a reminder, Facebook policies such as harassment and code of conduct apply to all dogfooding activities".

"Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment", the screenshot reads further. Other screenshots show the sign-up process for Facebook Dating, including designating who can see it, your gender, how you identify, who you want to meet, and your current city. Facebook hasn't announced a release date for the dating app. The company has come under considerable fire over its handling of user data and privacy issues, and it will need to walk a fine line as it launches Facebook Dating to avoid the inevitable privacy concerns.

Facebook Product Chief Chris Cox showed a design of the dating project to the audience.

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