Facebook's New Data-Sharing Policies Are Crashing Tinder

Facebook's New Data-Sharing Policies Are Crashing Tinder

Facebook's New Data-Sharing Policies Are Crashing Tinder

One of the ways users can log into Tinder includes accessing it through Facebook, so it can access information on their profiles.

Lonely hearts took to Twitter to complain about the mishap as the app stubbornly refused to get them back to swiping.

Tinder operates in almost 200 countries, across more than 40 different languages and with millions of users using its app every single day.

"Fellow user Joe DiNardo tweeted: "@Tinder I'm stuck in some Facebook permissions login loop ...

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Facebook's CTO announced a slew of new privacy measures on Wednesday afternoon as a response to the ongoing criticism the social media company has faced regarding its handling of user data.

It said: "This was part of the changes that we announced today, and we are working with Tinder to address this issue".

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"We will also no longer allow apps to ask for access to personal information such as religious or political views, relationship status and details, custom friends lists, education and work history, fitness activity, book reading activity, music listening activity, news reading, video watch activity, and games activity", Facebook said in its post.

Tinder users who want to continue talking to their previous matches should access the dating app via their website.

To log in the dating app, Tinderers must either do it via their Facebook account or phone number. Facebook began approving these permissions individually in 2014, but it is now tightening the review process, requiring that apps sign agreements before gaining access to this data. The feature was first seen on another dating app called Bumble, which also helped it gain more female users.

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