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Facebook Apologises After Software Update Crashes Dating Apps

Facebook has apologised to a number of popular apps after its latest software update caused widespread crashes on iPhones and iPads.

The affected apps definitely included Tinder, Spotify, TikTok and navigation app Waze. However, several other leading dating apps that integrate the ‘login with Facebook’ were likely impacted as well.

The social media giant had updated the software development kit (SDK) used by app developers to integrate its services, on Wednesday.

According to the BBC, Facebook responding by issuing a statement that said: “Yesterday, a new release… included a change that triggered crashes for some users in some apps using the Facebook iOS SDK. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

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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