Facebook has broken Tinder and users who were booted off the dating app have taken to Twitter to complain about it. Ever since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, where as many as 87 million users had data improperly shared with the UK data mining firm, Facebook has been rolling out more security and data privacy updates.
Facebook, however, recently announced sweeping changes to many of its most prominent APIs, restricting developer access in a number of crucial ways. Soon after, Tinder users started complaining on Twitter that they had been kicked off the dating app and could not log back on. These users, who used Facebook Login, were caught in an infinite loop that appears to be related to an unknown bug. Since you need a Facebook account to log into Tinder, this bug has potentially affected Tinder's entire user base.
Tinder has been bringing up an error message to booted users, titled Facebook Permissions, stating that users need to provide more Facebook permissions in order to create, or even use, their Tinder account. If users tap "Ask me," which is the only given option, the app requests they log into Facebook once more and the loop start all over again.
That feel when tinder logs you out and doesn't let you back in. There goes my future wife. 😒— . P A N I I C . (@nathius_1996) April 4, 2018
@Tinder keep getting this even though I give all permissions when I login. pic.twitter.com/cIWQBKLhQf— Nima Gardideh (@ngardideh) April 4, 2018
Tinder has responded in a tweet saying: "A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to have everyone swiping again soon." The web browser still works in the meantime.
Facebook said in an online statement that this is part of the changes that the social media giant announced last week and that they will work alongside Tinder to address the issue.