Facebook has come a long way since the days of poking your mates and writing on walls.
But a new Tinder like feature that encourages friends to “meet up” is being rolled out and it’s creeping us out.
Users are now being sent notifications asking if they want to catch up with a specific friend.
Then — just like Tinder — you can anonymously choose ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
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If both say ‘yes,’ Facebook sends you both a message through their Messenger app, prompting you to start talking about when and where you’d like to meet.
Freaked out? You’re not alone.
People around the world have taken to Twitter to call out the new feature for making them “anxious” about the social pressure it causes.
The “meet with friends” feature on Facebook gives me a lot of anxiety for some reason. The pressure of keeping a social life RIGHT UP IN YO FACE. 😂
— Sara Jane (@SmileySaraJanee) July 24, 2018
Facebook's a new way to meet up feature is making me kilig hoooyyy g ako haahahahah
— Jom Ferrer (@jomferrer) July 25, 2018
you know that “person X wants to meet up with you this week” feature on facebook? yeah no.
— Nou (@Nou_IIVI) July 20, 2018
The most awkward social media feature is when you get a notification from Facebook that says so and so wants to meet up with you this week .. what Is your response ahh ?
— szj (@_mszsadaf) June 19, 2018
I can't deal with Facebook' s Meet-up feature.
It's asking Yes/ No question to decide if I wanna meet, and honestly, I don't think I can put that much pressure on my dormant social life.
— Kopal Jain (@kopal_jain12) April 9, 2018
Some however love the idea, saying it gives them a reason to chat to their friends and family.
Facebook running out with this new tinder-like meet up feature. Its lit though, I'm hitting yes on everybody.
— JJ (@J_2ice_) July 20, 2018
Using the new “meet up” feature on Facebook to bully my sisters into hanging out with me.
— Lo (@samybug93) June 8, 2018
It looks like this is the start of a whole new era of Facebook.
In May, the social media giants announced plans to launch their own dating app, with users being able to opt-in to be able to mingle with non-friends, according to Tech Crunch.
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