Social media giant Facebook is testing a new video speed dating app called “Sparked”. The Sparked app may be free to use, and users will not have a public profile.
According to reports, Sparked’s website was only up for a short time, and users had to register for their Facebook accounts. It was created by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which focuses on testing new services.
The Sparked speed dating app’s overall theme is kindness, and during registration, users are asked what makes them a kind dater.
The Verge spotted the video speed-dating app. The app was listed as “video dating with kind people” on the webpage, which was only up for a short time. Users will cycle through a cycle of dates in each case, with each speed video date lasting four minutes.
It’s unknown how many videos date a single person can go on during a single event. If these daters communicate within the first four minutes, they will be given the opportunity to go on a second 10-minute video date.
Following that, Sparked is said to advise users to share contact information in order to keep in touch outside of the site.
According to a report by The Verge, Users must describe what makes them a good dater when they sign up. Before people can go on speed dates, the app says their answers will be “reviewed by a human at Sparked.”
Users must also choose whether they want to date men, women, or nonbinary people before being asked whether they are interested in dating trans people.
As per The Verge a landing page for a Chicago dating event, 47 people have signed up to participate. What is unknown is how daters connected to the event, such as if they will be required to log into Sparked through the web or whether they will be prompted to download an app. There is no app available on the App Store or Google Play.