A much-awaited Facebook update for better privacy protection broke Tinder temporarily.
This Wednesday, Facebook changed the way third-party apps can obtain user data and, soon after, Tinder users found it impossible to log in the app.
Once opened, Tinder displayed a pop-up with “Facebook permissions” and, if clicked, it sent them back to square one.
“A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to have everyone swiping again soon,” was the statement released by Tinder to The Verge.
Soon enough, Tinder started working again, but some angry users announced on Twitter that they had lost all their matches in the process. This is very unfortunate for Tinder itself, because the company just announced a major update.
LOL tinder went down, I lost all my matches, and now I’m just contemplating if this really is my time to cancel men👌🏻
— Ashhh; (@queeeeeeeeeenn_) April 4, 2018
Facebook Broke Tinder, Now Tinder Gets Video
Tinder announced that you’ll be able to include a two seconds video loop of yourself in the gallery to greet future matches. The company is also testing the ability to add up to nine photos or so-called “Loops” to your profile.
According to TechCrunch, unlike the Boomerang app that allowed you to create loops on the spot, you will have to use import videos or Live Photos directly from your camera roll.
Let’s just hope that Facebook’s continued efforts to revamp its data policy won’t interfere with the Loops roll-out.