How many of you guys remember how easy it was to trust people on the internet back in the day? Back then giving out information like your name, age, and where you stayed didn’t seem like a big deal, but with hackers, predators, and catfishers out there today, things got a lot more scary.

However Facebook is still pretty optimistic about the whole meeting strangers thing because according to a report from TechCrunch, the company has rolled out a new section on their mobile app called “Discover People”. Basically this involves users writing a little introduction about themselves and scroll through a list of events to see who might be going, or if there is anyone in the city who has the same employer as you, and so on.

We guess the idea is to help facilitate business connections or maybe even for social ones such as dating, but like we said with so many potential threats, you couldn’t be blamed if you were to approach this feature with caution. The “Discover People” feature has been confirmed to be rolling out onto iOS and Android devices, but Facebook notes that it has not reached 100% of its user base yet, so if you don’t see it not to worry as it should eventually find its way to you.

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