Facebook’s experimental NPE Team is testing the Sparked video dating service, The Verge writes, citing the website and company. It is currently in “little beta testing”.
At the time of this writing, the site is unavailable. VC reports that the service works like this: users log in through Facebook and provide information about themselves, after which Sparked invites them to join the “online event”. In fact, this is a kind of group, whose members will be able to communicate via video link with other members of the group separately.
Each date lasts four minutes, if it is successful, then users will have a second, ten-minute, date. After that, the service will offer them to exchange contacts on Instagram, iMessage and others. It is unknown how many dates one user will have.
The Verge tried to create a profile, but went to the waiting list. When registering, the user must indicate what makes him a kind person, the newspaper writes. The app says these answers will be “human-tested in Sparked” before people can go on a quick date.
Users have to choose if they want to date men, women or non-binary people, and then they are asked if they are ready to date transgender people, notes NIXSolutions.
Sparked will be Facebook’s second dating service. The company also has Facebook Dating, launched in the US in 2019 and available in twenty countries. In a service similar to other dating apps, a conversation can be started if both users like it.