NEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook is testing a new speed dating app called Spark. The app was developed by Facebook’s internal NPE team. For those who don’t know, NPE apps are meant to be new product experiments, which means they are subject to change.
This new dating app from Facebook is different from the other apps available on the market. The app’s website describes it as a video dating app. The free app promises no swipes, DMs or public profiles.
As reported by Verge, “the app will appear to drive people through speed video data that lasts four minutes. It’s unclear how much video a person will have per event, but the app says that when” you both are having a great time ” The dates will then be set for a second appointment of 10 minutes. ”
After the second date, the app will suggest users to exchange their contact information to keep in touch.
The report adds that it won’t be easy for everyone to profile on Sparked. To create a profile, users must first explain what makes them a friendly dater. The submitted response is then checked, after which they are given permission to participate in a speed datum. Also, before creating an account, users must specify whether they want to date women, men, or transsexuals.
However, it is still not clear how the app fits two people, or how Facebook ensures the safety and privacy of the user.