Tinder App Lost Your Matches And Messages? You Can Get Them All Back
Tinder users went into meltdown after the app went down following the Facebook privacy alterations - leading to many people losing all their matches and messages. All that hard work...
Users across the world reported being signed out of the app momentarily, but when they logged in again they had lost ALL. THEIR. MATCHES.
But not to worry, it appears as though there is a way to retrieve your lost matches and messages.
Some users are saying that Tinder still works on desktop, meaning that messages and matches from before tragedy struck are still available there.
...Although admittedly, this comes at the expense of colleagues peering over your shoulder, the sneaky devils.
The issues even left some asking 'how will people ever have sex again' - we really can't answer that.
The app, ironically dubbed 'your most dependable wingman', went down at around 9.30pm last night and wasn't back up and running until 12.24am.
Tinder users started noting on Twitter that they had been kicked off the dating app and couldn't log back on.
It caused a lot of upset for people.
This was because those who used Facebook Login were caught in an infinite loop that appears to be related to an unknown bug.
Since you need a Facebook account to log into Tinder, this bug has potentially affected Tinder's entire user base.
The app has been bringing up an error message to booted users, titled 'Facebook Permissions', telling users that they need to provide more Facebook permissions in order to create or use a Tinder account.
If users tap 'Ask me,' which is the only given option, the app requests they log into Facebook once more and the loop starts again. Infuriating.
The issue is believed to have been caused when Facebook removed the ability to search for people using their mobile phone number or email address.
ICYMI, ever since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, in which the company admitted that most of its two billion users could have had their information collected, they have been rolling out more security and privacy updates.
Tinder has responded to the panic in a tweet: "A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to have everyone swiping again soon."
They later added: "And we're back! Apologies for the inconvenience. We missed you too."
Facebook said in a statement to The Verge: "This was part of the changes that we announced today, and we are working with Tinder to address this issue."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Tinder