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Facebook releases Tuned, an app that gives couples a "private space" to message each other

Tuned is a new app for couples aimed squarely at couples. (Image via Apple App Store)
Tuned is a new app for couples aimed squarely at couples. (Image via Apple App Store)
Tuned, an app designed for couples, is now available on iOS. The app comes from the NPE Team within Facebook. Though Tuned is billed as a private app for couples, users should be aware that anything sent through Tuned could be sent to third parties for targeted advertising, per Facebook's data use policies.

Amidst all the social distancing and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook is trying out a new way to help couples connect.

Tuned, an app for iOS, was quietly launched today. The app is a messenger program designed to give couples a “private space” where they can be “as mushy, quirky, and silly” online as they are in person.

Tuned uses a scrapbook-like user interface that organizes the message feed in a way that looks like a memory book. A connected couple can share photos, messages, cards, voice memos, and can link a Spotify account to share songs with each other.

The app was developed by the NPE Team, a smaller team under the Facebook umbrella. NPE can be thought of as Facebook’s “spaghetti” developer: they throw something at the wall and see if it sticks.

Since the app comes from a Facebook-owned developer, it should be noted that Tuned falls under Facebook’s data usage policy. That means that, despite it being advertised as a “private place” for couples, any information or data sent through Tuned can be used for targeted advertising. So maybe you should think twice before sending that message to our sweetheart through Tuned.

Tuned is available for iOS via the Apple App Store.

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Sam Medley, 2020-04- 9 (Update: 2020-04- 9)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.