Facebook shuts down its speed dating service

Facebook announced today, Friday, that it is shutting down a service it launched last year, specializing in speed dating.

Facebook said in an email that it will cancel its Sparked video dating service, effective Thursday, January 20, after nine months of testing, according to TechCrunch.

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“We started building Sparked in late 2020 with the purpose of helping people find love through an experience rooted in kindness,” Facebook said in its message to service users.

“Since then, thanks to your regular input and feedback, we’ve developed as much as we can, learned a lot, and made connections between people, but like so many good ideas some are taking off and others like Sparked have to come to an end.”

All Sparked users must download their account data to it before January 20, because after that date Facebook will delete it.

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It’s about letting both parties have a quick 4-minute chat in hopes of a romantic date, and if they both want some extra time, they can set up a second date of 10 minutes, or exchange their numbers.


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