Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

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The week after Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress, Bumble is announcing it will no longer need that users have a Facebook comment to record in. The renouned women-first dating app is set to hospital a change to a registration routine tomorrow.

Facebook has prolonged been a exigency for signing adult for a service, along with competitors like Tinder, designed to assistance determine identities, offer common friends and assist registration. But fallout from Facebook’s many new data-sharing liaison has left copiousness of users heedful of a use and helped remonstrate Bumble’s creators that it’s time for an update.

“Many of a users and impending users asked for an choice registration method,” Bumble VP Louise Troen pronounced in an talk with Wired. “As always, lenient a users to make connectors is a series one priority and we wanted to continue to safeguard a users felt protected while doing this.”

Bumble’s remoteness page records a washing list of information a use “may collect” around Facebook. “If we register or login to a App regulating your Facebook account, we are sanctioning us to entrance certain Facebook comment information,” a TOS reads, “including information we make accessible around Facebook, your friends list, attribute status, stream plcae and those friends we have in common with other Bumblers.”

The new routine being introduced after this week will let users pointer adult regulating usually their phone series for verification. While Facebook’s new remoteness concerns might not have had a extensive impact on a user base, Bumble is expected to be one of several high-profile services rethinking a attribute with a amicable network.