Tinder crashed; Did Facebook just close the doors for online dating?

Tinder users unable to swipe left and right after Facebook alters third-party support.


Tinder is the go-to dating app for millions of users across the globe. But what if this suddenly starts crashing? Well, it does leave a lot of unfinished conversations and breaks a lot of hearts. That's what's happening and users are blaming Facebook for interrupting their mission of finding their soulmate online.

Tinder crashed; Did Facebook just close the doors for online dating?


Recently Facebook made some changes on how the third-party apps will interact with its social media platform. The move comes in the wake of Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, but also brings some unwanted consequences along such locking Tinder accounts of users.

You must be thinking how Facebook can affect someone's Tinder account? Well, the reason is that in order to sign into Tinder, a user must be signed into Facebook first. In fact, there's no workaround to create a Tinder profile without having a Facebook account. Since Facebook has altered the way it works with these third-party apps, things are getting tough for hardcore Tinder users.

After the changes, if a user tries to log into their Tinder account, they will likely see an error saying, "Facebook Permissions. Tinder requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to use a Tinder account. This information is used to create fuller profiles, verify authenticity and provide support."

This means that the social media giant has denied Tinder's permission, which also hints that Facebook has potentially shut the doors for users to find love online. Event Tinder's prompts show that the issue is yet to be resolved, refraining users from swiping left and right on the screen.


Twitterati had a field day after the dating app crashed. Several users took to Twitter complaining about the issue and blamed Facebook for the mishap. One user tweeted, "Facebook's API changes just broke Tinder. It throws you into an endless login loop. Bravo to Facebook for being considerate of their only valuable product."

Both Tinder and Facebook chose to remain mum on the topic. Users only have to wait and see what the fate does their online dating holds for the future.

Tinder is also said to add a 'female first' option, that would allow the ladies to take a call whether to strike a conversation or not. The feature was first seen on another dating app called Bumble, which also helped it gain more female users.

Mandy Ginsberg, the chief executive of Match Group Inc, the company that owns the Tinder, announced on Market Watch that the feature would soon be available for all users.

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