Facebook is now bringing its Stories feature to Facebook Dating. Users can now re-share their Instagram or Facebook Stories on the dating platform. You can share the stories with both current matches and prospective ones.
The feature looks exactly like Stories on Instagram or Facebook. There’s a carousel of circular profile photos at the top of Dating that can be tapped into for content. The main difference is that prospective matches can send a like to someone while watching their story, and the poster can choose to then match with them. If they’re already matched, a person can reply or react to the story. Every bit of story content has to be individually chosen, so a user can’t just opt to share their entire story from the day in one tap.
Daters across platforms often choose to link their Instagram profiles to their dating profiles to show people more about themselves, and yes, prove they’re real people. Lead product manager on Stories for Facebook Dating, Charmaine Hung said, “Bringing Stories to the app is designed to give people more insight into their matches while also proving they’re real people.