Tinder is facing sign-in issues after Facebook's privacy changes

Ruben Fields
April 5, 2018

The social giant has made wholesale changes to how it handles data since it was revealed that political data firm Cambridge Analytica exploited the personal information of 87 million users.

With outsiders' access to data under scrutiny, Facebook has outlined several changes to further tighten its policies, including restricting access that apps can get about users' events, as well as information about groups such as member lists and content.

Tinder is now testing its very first video feature. Tinder Loops can be created from two seconds of any video. This process continuously repeats. It said the app requires users to allow additional Facebook permissions for it to create "fuller profiles, verify authenticity and provide support". Downdetector, a site that monitors website and app outages, is also reporting an uptick in problems related to the dating app today.

Tinder Loops is now undergoing testing in Sweden and Canada among iOS users.

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The bug caused headache (and heartache) for Tinder users who couldn't access their profile and reconnect with matches. 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. Tinder then asks you to hand over "relationship interests, work history, and education history" from Facebook.

The Match app previously announced a Stories-like video feature as did rival Bumble, though that didn't come to fruition. Users will also be able to edit the video and select the flawless moment to share as a Tinder Loop.

Tinder gives users the option to log in with Facebook, and sync their Facebook pictures with their dating profile. For example, the company suggests that users can use videos of themselves roller skating, shooting basketball, jumping off a cliff, or doing any other fun thing they enjoy. He also said that the dating app is working on a fix.

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