A recent Facebook update temporarily broke Tinder and users were not happy. The changes came in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal where it was revealed that the data of approximately 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with an outside party.
In response to the controversy, Facebook has been updating its privacy settings in a bid to protect users privacy from third-party apps.
However, its latest update caused a problem Tinder. Users found they were forced off the app, and when they tried to log back in, they were stuck in an endless loop of the app asking for permissions. What’s worse, when some users were able to finally log in, they found all of their matches and conversations had disappeared.
@Tinder wtf is happening it’s in a loop pic.twitter.com/pekt5jx9pX
— Megan (@ItsMeganYh) April 4, 2018
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
The Tinder glitch comes after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that most people on Facebook have had their data scrapped by an outside-party, due to a privacy loophole that the company has now closed in the recent updates.
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
Tinder took to Twitter to assure users that they were working on the problem, and the app was back running within a few hours. However, Tinder has a lot of users, so the app being down almost constituted a national emergency. Of course, frustrated Tinder fans took to Twitter to share their grievances.
@Tinder … Tinder, you ok hun? You seem to have deleted all my matches and future husbands. Can I claim compensation if I’m now single forever…..? pic.twitter.com/qJIUcE8pl7
— Hannah Charlotte (@ThisIsHannahC) April 4, 2018
tinder locked me out my account … 250 ignored matches down the drain pic.twitter.com/DUtJ1IWeg7
— ✧andrew✧ (@cyndquil) April 4, 2018
I LOST ALL MY MESSAGES. WHAT IF I WAS SPEAKING TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE??? COME ON
— Bianca (@biianncaa1) April 4, 2018
YO, WHO DO I NEED TO FIGHT AT TINDER OR FACEBOOK TO GET MY MATCHES BACK pic.twitter.com/YUuXqgyWoW
— Kelly Fitzpatrick (@KellyxxFitz) April 4, 2018
My phone somehow logged me out of @Tinder and it won’t let me log back in. Honestly this probably for the best because not one woman I’ve met there wanted an actual relationship. Everyone’s afraid of commitment in this “just swipe right” culture
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) April 4, 2018
either god or my fbi agent logged me out of tinder and i can’t log back on but it’s probably for the best
— leila “struggs to func” waits (@leilalw) April 4, 2018
Tinder is down which means im not getting attention & being told im pretty!! FIX IT!!!! pic.twitter.com/ehZG5QCueQ
— Petty. (@Harrieskiwis_) April 4, 2018
FIX YOUR APP IM THIRSTY @Tinder pic.twitter.com/7zlhCHgLhm
— kelsey rose (@kelseystuart94) April 4, 2018
@Tinder why did you log me out and are you not letting me log in. how am i supposed to meet the love of my life
— devyn (@dweidnerrr) April 4, 2018
Everyone who is saying they have lost their matches, LOG IN ON THE WEBSITE VERSION OF TINDER!!! THEY WILL STILL BE THERE!!!!
— angus coventry (@anguscoventry) April 4, 2018
And we're back! Apologies for the inconvenience. We missed you too. 💚 pic.twitter.com/796L1gLsCv
— Tinder (@Tinder) April 4, 2018
Do you get kicked off Tinder? Let us know in the comments below.
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