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In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California

Zuckerberg unveiled the plans as he addressed Facebook's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California - emphasising that the focus would be on helping people find long-term partners. Under the new feature, users will be able to create a separate "dating" profile not visible to their network of friends, with potential matches recommended based on dating preferences, points in common and mutual acquaintances.

In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
The Facebook F8 logo is displayed during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the opening keynote to the FB Developer conference that runs through May 2.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature -- while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook announced an upcoming feature called "Clear History" that will allow users to see which apps and websites send the network information, delete the data from their account, and prevent Facebook from storing it.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook App Ads has invested in building products that drive value and decrease complexity for app marketers..
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
The Messenger platform provides developers with tools to build great experiences that drive business outcomes.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook’s efforts to improve experiences on the platform and reduce the spread of false news.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Transforming the camera into the Facebook AR Platform and how this is making it easier for everyone to capture and express their creativity with the world.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook vice president of VR Hugo Barra speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook head of social VR Rachel Franklin speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook vice president of messaging products David Marcus speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Barnabas Lazarus tries out the new Oculus Go during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
A man tries out Facebook's augmented reality camera software during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 01, 2018.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
Instagram star user JiffPom appears during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California.
In pictures: Facebook's annual developers conference in California
People attend one of the demonstration rooms during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018.