Facebook Messenger might soon prompt you to meet your friends offline

09 September, 2017, 12:13 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • Forget Tinder you may soon find a match through Facebook messenger

"People often use Facebook to make plans with their friends".

From there the reporter was brought to a screen similar in function to Tinder's "swipe right" menu containing "Yes" and "No Thanks" options. The message also said that the response would remain private unless both persons said yes. The only difference appears to be that on Tinder, the request is sent to strangers while on Messenger, you can only connect to your Facebook friends. Do let us know if this feature is appearing on your Facebook Messenger app too.

According to some reports, the feature is now available to a selected audience in Canada and New Zealand. We believe that Facebook is better with current Friends of Friends and " People you may know" suggestions. It is unclear when Facebook will roll out this new feature, but apparently, some users are already able to test it. This means Facebook is telling the truth. And this update comes soon after Facebook added Stories which were originally a Snapchat feature.




I dunno about you, but I'd be totally down for a "Tinder but for friends you already know". What's amusing is the copy has managed to eclipse the original and it isn't great for Snap Inc., which for months has suffered as a public company. Facebook seems to think that this would be a good idea to do the same... between friends. Your app is gathering dust while your friends from middle school that you grew apart from are sharing way too much information on their pregnancies and posting Bible verses in the face of worldwide atrocities.

If, for instance, you choose to "meet up" with someone but don't actually end up matching with them, it isn't hard to work out what option they chose. The service will suggest people that you should meet up with in real life, likely based on your Facebook activity. As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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