Facebook launched a new social app for couples called “Tuned” that allows partners to chat, share photos, music and have a timeline of shared memories between them.
The app is currently available only on Apple’s App Store in the United States and Canada, according to data from industry site Sensor Tower.
Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which created Tuned, describes the app as “a private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves”.
Currently, the couple-only app doesn’t appear much different from other such relationship apps where people can chat directly with one another. The social networking giant last year launched a Facebook Dating app that helps users explore potential romantic relationships within their own extended circle of friends.
The feature is called “Secret Crush” where the users can select up to nine Facebook friends who they want to express interest in. On Facebook Dating, you can opt in to discover potential matches within your own Facebook communities: events, groups, friends of friends and more.
The NPE team, which launched last summer, has already created a meme-making app, as well as one similar to Pinterest. Neither of these has gotten much promotional love from Facebook, so presumably, the company won’t do a major push for Tuned either. Still, it’s interesting to see Facebook experiment publicly with building apps for smaller social network connections, like it did with Threads, as well as Close Friends on Instagram.
Tuned is currently ranked No. 872 in the United States and No. 550 in Canada in the social networking category, Sensor Tower said.