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Facebook is launching a video speed-dating app

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Facebook’s in-house group that works on experimental apps has for a while been testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked.

The app, which requires a Facebook profile to create an account is still in its testing phase but can be viewed on the Sparked webpage here. The webpage describes the app as “video dating with kind people.” It also promises no public profiles, no swiping, no DMs, and that it’s free to use.

This new app marks the second dating product from Facebook. Facebook Dating, which currently operates out of the main Facebook app, was launched in the US in 2019 and has since rolled out to select countries.

Suggestions are that the Sparked app will seemingly cycle people through speed video dates that last about four minutes. At the moment, it’s unclear how many video dates a user will go on per event, but the app indicates that if “you both have a great time” daters will then be scheduled for a 10-minute second date. After that point, Sparked suggests they can exchange contact information and stay in touch through Instagram, iMessage, or email.

To signup for the service, a user is required to have a Facebook account first. From here, the user will be required to state what aspects make them a kind person. A human moderator will then look at the responses to gauge the kindness before being allowed on speed dates.

Are you looking forward to trying the video speed-dating service? Let us know in the comments.

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