All of Facebook’s privacy fixes have broken Tinder

Facebook has broken Tinder and users who were booted off the
dating app have taken to Twitter to complain about it, as
spotted first by
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Ever since the
Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal
, in which as many
as 87 million users had data improperly shared with the UK data
mining firm, Facebook has been rolling out more security and

data privacy updates
. Today, however, the company
announced sweeping changes to many of its most prominent
APIs
, restricting developer access in a number of crucial
ways.

Soon after, Tinder users started noting on Twitter that they
had been kicked off the dating app and couldn’t log back on, as
those who used Facebook Login were caught in an infinite loop
that appears to be related to an unknown bug. Since you need a
Facebook account to log into Tinder, this bug has potentially
affected Tinder’s entire user base.

The app has been bringing up an error message to booted users,
titled Facebook Permissions, stating that users need to provide
more Facebook permissions in order to create or use a Tinder
account. If users tap “Ask me,” which is the only given option,
the app requests they log into Facebook once more and the loop
starts again.

Tinder has responded
in a tweet
, “A technical issue is preventing users from
logging into Tinder. We apologize for the inconvenience and are
working to have everyone swiping again soon.” The web browser
still works in the meantime. Facebook said in a statement to
The Verge, “This was part of the changes that we
announced today, and we are working with Tinder to address this
issue.”

Update April 4th, 5:00PM ET: This article
has been updated with a statement from Facebook and
Twitter.

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