The development comes after an independent app researcher claimed to have gained access to the sign-up screen of Facebook Dating. Just when the Facebook Dating was announced stocks of other dating sites like Tinder plunged down by 17 percent. The objective for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI.
The screenshots show that "Facebook Dating" would offer users a choice of five genders: woman, trans woman, man, trans man and non-binary people.
Dogfooding is a term used in IT circles, and refers to the use of a company's product by its own staff before being made available to the end consumer.
The company warns its employees testing it out that "this is not meant for dating your coworkers".
"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships - not just for hookups", the chief executive said, although it isn't clear how Facebook intends to achieve this.
"We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning". It will show you potential matches recommendations based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends. Also, you'll be able to choose if you want the friends of your friends to see you as well. It will have a feature called "unlocking" that will make your profile visible to other attendees of events or members of groups.