Perhaps the swipe is not ‘right’ for Tinder. To know more, people all around the world are not being allowed in. This problem is detected in lieu of the result of changes Facebook has made to its login service. Those updates are a part of Facebook‘s response to a scandal over how it uses data. However, this has inadvertently broken one of the world’s most popular apps.
Tinder customers reportedly added that they were having trouble accessing the dating app. Also, this technical problem they have encountered happened soon after Facebook announced a set of sweeping restrictions limiting how much data third-party app developers are allowed to collect. Both Facebook and Tinder have confirmed this problem, and Facebook said it was indeed connected to the increased privacy restrictions.
Facebook’s API changes just broke Tinder. It throws you into an endless login loop. Bravo to Facebook for being considerate of their only valuable product. pic.twitter.com/QbJA1uTi0v
— Daniel Sinclair (@_DanielSinclair) April 4, 2018
Others users are also suggesting that they can get into their account but all of the matches and messages that they have actually appeared to have, disappeared once they do.
Regarding this mishap, a Facebook spokesperson added that “This was part of the changes that we announced today, and we are working with Tinder to address this issue”. Again, in the same issue Tinder tweeted that, “working to have everyone swiping again soon”.
The Facebook spokesman, however, declined to elaborate on what had caused the problem. Other dating apps, including Bumble and Hinge, now appeared to be working for customers who used Facebook to create their accounts.
— dylanmoore (@dylanmoore30) April 4, 2018
Facebook has been much in the news these days of the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which involved a Trump-linked data firm improperly obtaining personal information from as many as 87 million Facebook users. In response to the outcry from users over how much data third-party apps can collect on them, the social media giant also recently announced significant new limits, restricting apps from getting access to certain kinds of data and requiring developers to get its approval before offering particular types of apps.
Perhaps the most problematic situation is for Tinder, where Facebook is now barring apps from asking users to access their relationship status.
Tinder users, in fact, have noticed that the app was asking for additional permissions to connect their accounts to Facebook – a popular way of logging into the app. But when users went to give those extra permissions, they were prevented from logging back into Tinder, and instead, the app displayed an error message.
The message read something like, “Tinder requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to use a Tinder account. This information is used to create fuller profiles, verify authenticity and provide support”.
But this problem also appears to be solved by heading to the web version of Tinder, which is also available at its website. That little-used feature, which lets people swipe and message from their computers or any other device, was introduced almost exactly a year back.
A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to have everyone swiping again soon.
— Tinder (@Tinder) April 4, 2018
So, people logging into that version of the site would be now able to see all of their missing matches and messages and also respond to them. Thus, this also suggests that the profiles have only disappeared temporarily, and would presumably arrive back again once the bug is worked out with Facebook.