Most of us are currently practising social distancing and are confined to our homes to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. In times like these, staying connected is important and crucial for everyone’s mental wellbeing. Talking to a loved one, a family member or friends can help people deal with being indoors for extended periods of time. In order to help people stay in touch, Facebook silently published a new app called Tuned that’s dedicated to couples.
Here are the three things you need to know about the app:
Tuned: A private social network for couples
As we mentioned previously, the new Tuned app is aimed at couples. It offers a host of options to enable them to stay in touch and check in on each other. While Facebook has not officially announced the app, its description on the Apple App Store suggests that it is meant to create an intimate social network between two people. The app is currently available for download only for iOS users.
Various options and features for couples
Tuned offers some options and features that enable couples to stay connected. First notable thing is a digital scrapbook style feed that is privately shared between two people connected on the app. One can also connect their Spotify account for sharing music, and a couple can send each other photos, notes, cards, and voice memos as well. There are also custom stickers and reactions, and one can also check in on each other’s moods.
Developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team
Tuned is developed by the New Product Experimentation or the NPE team under Facebook. An interesting bit is that the app doesn’t require you to have a Facebook account to sign up. However, The Information notes that users on the platform are subject to Facebook’s data rules, which means their data can be shared with advertisers for targeted ads. The NPE team previously released a meme making app that can be used to edit your own photos or images from a library of stock photos.
Main image credits: Tuned / App Store
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