Facebook, the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg, may include a dating feature into its application. This new characteristic will enable the users to meet up with friends. However, it is currently available only in Beta.

The first one to notice this unusual feature was Jacob Dubé, reporting for Motherboard. According to Dubé, when he opened a link, he was taken to a page of his Facebook friends and then the question, “Want to meet up with [friend's name] this week? ” appeared.

With this new feature, you will get a notification informing the name, the number and if the person wants to meet up with you this week, but the users won’t know each other answers, unless both individuals say yes.

This new feature is a bit similar to Tinder as to start a conversation both individuals need to press the "like" button.

Currently, Facebook is running a small test of the new feature in two places, New Zealand and Toronto. Initially, this characteristic will operate as a way that friends can arrange a date to meet up. However, the main purpose of the new feature is to connect single individuals so they can start a relationship.

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network seems to incorporate other app’s features, such as Stories, which originally came from Snapchat. The Stories feature is also included in the major Facebook app, in the Messenger application and even in the WhatsApp as “Status”.

More about Zuckerberg and Facebook

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on 14th May 1984 and is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is also the co-founder of Facebook and, at the moment, performs as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).

Whilst he was studying at Harvard University, he launched the most popular social networking service in the world, Facebook.

This online social media was launched on 4th February 2004 by Mark and his Harvard University’s acquaintances and, nowadays, Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users.

According to Time magazine, Mark Zuckerberg is one of the 100 richest and most influencial people around the globe, which might account for his Person of the Year award.

In addition, Zuckerberg is ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest individual in the world. In 2015, Mark and his wife, Priscilla Chan annnounced that they would give 99 percent of their Facebook profits to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which aims to promote equality in fields such as health, education and energy.