Tinder was one of the major mobile apps that were affected by a Facebook bug at the end of last week.
The issue appeared to be with Facebook’s software development kit (SDK), the tool that third-party developers use to allow members to integrate their social media logins to their app accounts.
This is the second time in three months that an update or code change to the company’s SDK has caused widespread outages to a number of apps.
Apps including Spotify, TikTok and Pinterest failed to open on Friday as they attempted to contact Facebook servers to record logins, even if the user hadn’t linked their account.
A spokesperson for the social media giant told Sky News: “Earlier today, a code change triggered crashes for some iOS apps using the Facebook SDK. We identified the issue quickly and resolved it.”
Daters have expressed their concerns about linking their Facebook accounts to their online dating profiles in the past. This is largely due to the company’s negative history of handling user data and many people want to limit the risk of their dating information being exposed.
This prompted many popular dating apps, including Bumble and Hinge, to introduce new SMS verification systems in 2018.
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