Facebook's new data policy causes temporary heartbreak for Tinder users

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Tinder is not the only match-making app that needs Facebook to log in.

Since a user needs a Facebook account to log into Tinder, this bug has reportedly affected Tinder's entire user base.

Or so it would seem to the hordes of Tinder users who took to Twitter today to complain that they were locked out of their accounts - squarely placing the blame on Facebook in the process.

"Fellow user Joe DiNardo tweeted: "@Tinder I'm stuck in some Facebook permissions login loop ...

Tinder is moving into the next big phase of narcissism with its first video-based feature being tested with iOS users in Canada and Sweden.

On Wednesday, a sudden change in Facebook's policy crashed The Tinder app, temporarily deleted users' matches and messages, and sent Tinderers into shear panic. The adjustments are created to limit the information apps can gather from users following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which Facebook now says affected 87 million users, up from the "approximately" 270,000 initially reported by the social media giant in March. We're talking, of course, about Facebook's recent changes to how third-party apps are able to interact with the social network.

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Update: Tinder has confirmed that the service is now back up and running - so you can get back to swiping frivolously and happily.

Among the changes, he said that Facebook will no longer allow apps to ask for access to personal information such as religious or political views, relationship status and details or education and work history.

To get an account on the app, prospective users need to either log in with their phone number or their Facebook account.

Tinder is only one of many dating apps which use Facebook for authentication, but none of the other apps, like Bumble, were reported to have experienced the same problem.

If you organise a date on someone's behalf, you'll have to give them a full briefing to bring them up to speed with who they're going on a date with and what they should do and say on their date.

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