Facebook dating lives entirely in Facebook's mobile app. It can't be used on the desktop for a while, to find it, you have to click on the burger menu. It is intended for users 18 and older and is free to use and does not currently contain any advertising or premium features. Users will not participate in Facebook appointments unless the user chooses to use it. If the user does this, the user will be asked to create a separate appointment profile with more limited personal information.
Only the user's name and age will be transferred from the user's Facebook profile, providing some privacy measures for the user. When a user creates an appointment profile, the user is asked to write an introduction that describes the user's profile and what the user is looking for. The user's appointment profile contains answers to various photos and Facebook question tips, such as "What would a user's perfect day look like?" Users can include up to 9 photos and answers on iOS and 12 photos on Android and answer. These photos can come from the user's camera roll, Facebook upload or Instagram photo.
In order to prevent malicious registration, the user must also enter the user's location, and Facebook will authenticate via the phone's GPS. Users can view other people's information within 100 kilometers. Unlike some other applications, users will not be able to use virtual locations to browse for matches elsewhere. Conversely, if the user is visiting a new location, the user's location must be verified again in the Facebook appointment.