When logging into Tinder using Facebook, you get a prompt which says the app “requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to create or use a Tinder account.”
“This kind of information will be used to create fuller profiles, verify authenticity along with provide support,” the pop-up reads. After pressing “Ask Me,” the app directs you to Facebook’s site to log in. Tinder then asks you to hand over “relationship interests, work history, along with education history” via Facebook. Once you tap “Continue” inside the Facebook app, you’re taken back to the Tinder app, where you will either see a loading “Logging In” icon or an error.
Tinder did not immediately respond to a request for comment, however the “log-in loop” may be a result of Facebook’s recent update to the way third-party apps, like Tinder, can access Facebook data.
In a fresh blog post on Wednesday, Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer wrote, “Starting today, Facebook will need to approve all apps which request access to information such as check-ins, likes, photos, posts, videos, events along with groups.” Facebook’s data access modifications are a response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed which a data firm had collected data via 87 million Facebook users without their consent.
Tinder gives users the option to log in with Facebook, along with sync their Facebook pictures with their dating profile. Facebook will be today requiring apps to “agree to strict requirements before they can access This kind of data.”
Tinder tweeted, “A technical issue will be preventing users via logging into Tinder. We apologize for the inconvenience along with are working to have everyone swiping again soon. In a statement provided to the Verge, Facebook said, “This kind of was part of the modifications which we announced today, along with we are working with Tinder to address This kind of issue.”