Facebook has broken Tinder and users who were expelled from the dating application have taken to Twitter to complain, as it was first detected by All.
Since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, in which 87 million users shared information incorrectly with the UK data mining company, Facebook has been implementing more security and privacy updates. Today, however, the company announced radical changes to many of its most prominent APIs, restricting the access of developers in several crucial ways.
Soon after, Tinder users started noticing on Twitter that they had been expelled from the dating application and could not log in again, since those who used Facebook Login were trapped in an infinite loop that seemed to be related to a unknown error.
The application has generated an error message for users initiated, entitled Facebook Permissions, which states that users need to provide more Facebook permissions to create or use a Tinder account. If users press "Ask me", which is the only option given, the application requests that they log into Facebook once more and that the cycle begin again.
This is felt when Tinder disconnects you and does not allow you to re-enter. There goes my future wife. -. P A N I I C. (@ nathius_1996) April 4, 2018
Roderick Hsiao, senior software engineer at Tinder, tweeted that users could still access the service through their web browser while engineers worked on repairing the mobile client. We have communicated with Tinder and Facebook and will update this story when we receive news.
I have an appointment tonight and I do not have your number. This is a serious problem for me in case our plans change, I will have no way of knowing. Max Davids (@maxxdavids) April 4, 2018