Facebook Launches ‘Tuned’ Messaging App for Couples

Facebook has launched a new messaging app for coupled called Tuned. The app gives couples “a private space” where they can just be themselves. It has been developed by an experimental group within Facebook which was established last year.

Using Tuned, a couple can send each other text and voice messages, photos, videos, Spotify songs, and more. It does not require a couple to have a Facebook account. Instead, they need to have their phone numbers to message each other. As of now, there’s nothing in Tuned that sets it apart from other messaging apps on the App Store.

A private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves. With Tuned, you can be as mushy, quirky, and silly as you are together in person, even when you’re apart. Creatively express your love, share your mood, exchange music, and build a digital scrapbook of your special moments.

The app is currently available for download on the U.S. App Store. It is unclear when Facebook intends to expand the availability of this app to other parts of the world. The company frequently releases experimental apps in a specific region and tests them for months and years and depending on its success expands its availability to other markets.

Tuned does not carry the Facebook branding or name anywhere in its app listing. Facebook had previously announced that it would be launching apps from the NPE team under a different developer name “to help set the appropriate expectations with users that NPE Team apps will change very rapidly and will be shut down if we learn that they’re not useful to people.”


[Via The Information]