Tinder gets inadvartently locked out by Facebook, lovelife panic ensues

Tinder Looping video

Tinder is the go-to dating app for millions of users across the globe. Hours later, lonely hearts the world round were reporting they could no longer log in to Tinder.

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. After pressing "Ask Me", the app directs you to Facebook's site to log in.

In a new blog post on Wednesday, Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer wrote, "Starting today, Facebook will need to approve all apps that request access to information such as check-ins, likes, photos, posts, videos, events and groups".

Update - 7:30pm: A statement from a Tinder spokesperson confirms the issue has been fixed and the service is back up and running. Facebook wants to prevent a scandal the size of the Cambridge Analytica-gate, in which 87 million Facebook users saw their personal data being handed over to a Trump campaign-aligned British data analytics firm. At the moment, Facebook and Tinder are working together to fix this issue, so that people will regain access to the dating app without any more errors.

This is not the first time Tinder has added a new, important update this year, as recently, their privacy policies have been changed and a new "Ladies first" choice has also been added, meaning women have the right to choose whether they message first or not. At the moment, only iOS users in Sweden and Canada can give it a try but if it turns out to be successful, Tinder will release Loops to other markets as well.

Users who must get access to Tinder can create a new account using their phone number, but they will loose all their current matches and conversations. 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.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mild Thursday, Warmer Friday, Storms Saturday?
Apr 06, 2018 - 04:16
Also, even once the main line of storms moves through we could still have the chance for overrunning showers Saturday afternoon. There is now a slight risk for severe weather covering Marengo county, and a marginal risk for most of our viewing area.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thunderbirds pilot killed in Air Force base jet crash was from California
Apr 06, 2018 - 04:14
A US Marine Corps CH-53 crashed Tuesday in the vicinity of Naval Air Facility El Centro in California, killing four crew members. An Air Force F-16 jet crashed Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite: 'Battle Royale' adding loot Vending Machines
Apr 06, 2018 - 04:13
Vending Machines will host 3 items, with one item purchasable by wood, stone and metal each. Here's a map of all the Fornite vending machine locations from our friends at PC Gamer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top M5.3 Temblor Shakes Southern California Area, No Damage So Far Reported
Apr 06, 2018 - 04:12
One resident near Beverley Hills said she could feel the ground "rolling". "We live in quake country", Kondo said. Sign up for our breaking news email newsletter: When major local news happens, you'll be the first to know.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple to add touchless gesture control and curved display to future iPhones
Apr 06, 2018 - 04:11
Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. Instead of putting the sensors in the bezel, the entire screen would act as a sensor to detect finger proximity and position.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Did Julian Edelman help prevent another school shooting?
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:40
Without Edelman's reaction to the alarming social media post, police said, it's likely they would not have known about the threat. Julian Edelman was tipped off to a poster in his Instagram comments threatening to shoot up a school via a direct message .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Off-duty policeman arrested after vehicle kills biker in Tai Po
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:36
The Police, who filed an FIR against Ravikumar, produced him before a Court on Tuesday, which remanded him to judicial custody. The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle, and the driver of vehicle was detained without incident, police said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nokia launches Nokia 6, Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 in India
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:35
Adding to the premium feel of the phone is the lack of a physical button on the front and the addition of wireless charging. To top it off, the Nokia 6 is built with Series 6000 aluminium body, just like the old Nokia , this one's tought too.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fighters begin leaving last rebel pocket of Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:33
Russia's military also said Sunday that a preliminary agreement has been reached on the evacuation of Army of Islam fighters. Tens of thousands of people have left Eastern Ghouta in recent weeks, although many civilians remain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New snow and rain warning issued for Cumbria
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:25
Temperatures dropped to 17 degrees at KCI Wednesday morning, breaking the record of 20 degrees for April 4 set in 1920. Highs Friday will be in the 30s and then dip into the 20s that night, according to the National Weather Service .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gender pay gap on PM's list of 'burning injustices'
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:24
These are the findings of independent research carried out for SavvvWoman.co.uk, a leading finance website aimed at women . Sarah continues: We know that millions of people stick with their banks and insurers when they're not happy with them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Harbaugh: Ravens 'got a steal' landing Robert Griffin III
Apr 05, 2018 - 01:24
Griffin was the second overall pick of the Washington Redskins in 2012 after a Heisman Trophy-winning junior season at Baylor. Robert Griffin III is back in the National Football League after signing a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mexican Government: Migrant Caravan was Previously Unimpeded Event
Apr 04, 2018 - 02:01
Cash cow Nafta is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Immigration officials were registering the Oaxaca group.

Max Holloway will fight for UFC Lightweight title this Saturday
Apr 04, 2018 - 01:58
But with just six days notice to get ready, a cut down to 155 pounds is still going to be severe for the Hawaiian champ. Per White, Ferguson is expected to lose his interim title, which he won by defeating Kevin Lee at UFC 216 in October.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Is ESPN's New $4.99 Streaming Service Worth It?
Apr 04, 2018 - 01:56
Meant as an addition to pay TV service, not a replacement, ESPN + comes with an impressive live sports lineup. Disney's technology unit, BAMTECH, a unit of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and global , is backing the services.