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Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

City sign deal with Tinder Dating App

City sign deal with Tinder Dating App

While Tinder and Facebook have publicly stated they are working on resolving the issue, the incident does bring up larger implications about other Facebook-connected apps that could be affected in the wake of the privacy setting changes.

You must be thinking how Facebook can affect someone's Tinder account?

Update: Tinder has confirmed that the service is now back up and running - so you can get back to swiping frivolously and happily. So, when changes are made to how third-party apps interact with Facebook - as Zuckerberg recently announced was about to happen - it's possible that something might go wrong with that integration.

Tinder will work with City's teams to create "exciting and unique experiences for Tinder users and football fans" which will include exclusive access to games and fan activations. The app is planning to launch a two-second looping video format called Loops for users to be able to share a little bit more of them than just a couple of static pictures.

Users were first asked to log in to Facebook and then asked to provide "additional Facebook permissions" to "create fuller profiles, verify authenticity and provide support". "We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to have everyone swiping again soon", the company said on Twitter. The social network inadvertently locked out the dating app's users when the former changed its privacy and API settings. We have you covered: we're also testing the ability to add nine photos or Loops in your profile instead of six.

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media giant "promised to take a hard look at the information apps can use when you connect them to Facebook", according to a blog post by CTO Mike Schroepfer yesterday. "Bravo to Facebook for being considerate of their only valuable product".

Tinder needs a lot of Facebook permissions, as it's absolutely necessary for it to access a lot of information. Meanwhile, Tinder is back in business so to speak.

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