Facebook is a social networking website that allows users to create an account, upload pictures and videoes, messages and connects with your family, friends, and colleagues. Facebook is a way of communication for people to get to know each other. Facebook is to make the world more open and connected, discover what’s going on in the world express and share it. It is a social website more often used by college students and is popular in college students because of its new features. It has one new attractive feature called a secret crush. The social network’s annual F8 developer conference announced today, that secret crush will allow Facebook Dating users to select up to nine friends they want to express interest in it. It is more like matchmaking on tinder or bumble except you can pick the specific friend instead of hoping to show their profile in the list.
Let us know more about how this feature works. If someone in your friend list adds you in their secret crush list then facebook sends you a notification saying “ A friend added you as a secret crush” and after receiving the notification, if you pick the same person for your crush list, then Facebook will match your pair and reveal your name together but if the feelings are one-sided then the unanswered lover’s identity remains secret and there no other way to find out to know who may have a crush on them. This feature of Facebook will be available only in those countries where Facebook has provided a dating service. The including countries are Colombia, Canada, Thailand, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as 14 new countries in Asia and South America introduced recently. One more important thing about secret crush feature is if you don’t have a dating profile then you can’t receive secret crush notifications. The advantage that a secret crush gives to Facebook is to help the facebook to compete with other dating apps. Tinder is a great matchmaking app if you want to meet someone out of your social circle but it doesn’t give any option to connect with the person you already know in real life. Instead of hoping to get someone’s number in the party it is more easy and helpful to add them on facebook and then to your secret crush list.
Our recent modern dating apps haven’t tried this but that doesn’t exactly mean the secret crush is not an innovative feature. Facebook’s oldest social media competitor Friendster, introduced a similar feature in 2012 and also a nearly same identical feature is launched in 2007 by the dating site Good crush at Princeton University. It is not difficult to find how secret crush could go wrong. By using secret crush you can prank on someone or bully someone by adding them in your crush list. Using Facebook to scroll down through only photos and videos who don’t want to know that someone has a crush on them? But secret crush is a great way for engagement purpose.
Facebook doesn’t use data from dating or secret crush site to make content. For example, if you add someone in your crush list that doesn’t mean you see their other post on your timeline. All activity occurring in FB dating are all saved in it will not be shared externally. Also, Facebook will announce that dating feature is getting launched to several new locations in South America and Asia, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Guyana, Uruguay, and Suriname.