Facebook releases new chat app for couples called Tuned – and you can only message each other

FACEBOOK has quietly released a new messaging app and it's just for couples.

The latest chat app offering is called Tuned and it's the product of an experimental group within the company.

The small team within Facebook that created Tuned is called New Product Experimentation (NPE).

A Facebook spokesperson told The Information that Tuned was released under a separate brand “to help set the appropriate expectations with users that NPE Team apps will change very rapidly and may be shut down if we learn that they’re not useful to people.”

The Tuned app requires you to add someone's phone number so you can send them texts, voice messages, songs, stickers, photos and more.

It connects with Spotify so you can share what you're listening to and aims to help you feel more connected to your significant other.

Couples can even use the app to create their own digital scrapbook.

Tuned is currently available for download on Apple's App Store in the US and Canada.

You don't appear to need a Facebook account to use it.

The free app describes itself as “a private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves.”

However, it does adhere to Facebook's data policy, allowing the collection of behaviours and communication for advert targeting purposes.

Last year, Facebook launched it's own official dating app.

We have reached out to the tech giant for comment on Tuned.

What info does Facebook hold on you?

  • All the data on your profile – name, age, marital status, where you went to work, and so on.
  • Your activity on the site – which posts you like, pages followed, photos shared.
  • Its tracker cookies (which most websites use) can even follow you around the internet, so Facebook can also get an idea of the types of websites you like to visit – to serve you more relevant advertisements.

In other tech news, WhatsApp has limited forwarding of ‘chain messages’ to just one chat in fight against fake news.

Rumours suggest Apple will host a new launch event on April 15.

And, your boss could be able to spy on your private Zoom chats.

What's your favourite messaging app? Let us know in the comments…

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