Dating App Bumble Ditches Facebook Login Requirement

Lloyd Doyle
April 16, 2018

The new law, set to come into effect May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules.

There are hundreds of third-party apps from Candy Crush and Airbnb to Spotify, Uber, and Bumble that prompt users to sign in using their Facebook password.

Dating app Bumble has changed its login system to help its 30 million-plus users avoid Facebook.

On the other hand, Facebook's default sign-up process includes safeguards that (presumably) assist an outside service with profile verification and spam protection.

Facebook 's product management director David Baser just wrote a blog post explaining when Facebook and its partners collect your personal information and when it's shared.

The dating app isn't getting rid of Facebook altogether though. Users can still use Facebook to log in if they want to. For Bumble, this seemed like a small price to pay - until recent revelations about Facebook raised questions about the safety of private information on the platform.

Bumble's VP of worldwide marketing and communications Louise Troen said "many" of its over 30 million users have looked for a different sign-up/log-in method. "As always, empowering our users to make connections is our number one priority and we wanted to continue to ensure our users felt safe while doing this".

Bumble's new registration lets users login with their phone number instead of a social profile.

Bumble announced Monday that it will release a feature that lets new users register and log in with their phone number and without sharing their information with Facebook.

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