Facebook launches new 'private space' chat app for couples

New App - only available in US and Canada at present - allows people to chat, share photos and music

Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP via Getty Images

Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP via Getty Images

 

Facebook on Tuesday launched a new messaging app for couples called Tuned that allows them to chat, share photos and music as well as have a timeline of shared memories.

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.

The Information, which first reported the news, said the product was made by a small team inside Facebook called New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which is tasked with building new social media products from scratch.

NPE describes the app as “a private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves”.

However, it is not clear if the serviceoffers end to end encryption for messages.

Tuned is currently ranked number 872 in the United States and number 550 in Canada in the social networking category, Sensor Tower said. – Reuters