Bumble Drops Facebook Account Requirement

Posted: Apr 16 2018, 8:53am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Bumble Drops Facebook Account Requirement

You will soon be able to make a Bumble account without Facebook.

On Bumble, women make the first move. That sets Bumble apart from Tinder. Starting April 17, the dating app also lets you date online with the need for a Facebook account. With Facebook in sunken in privacy controversy, this change makes a lot of sense.

The new account creation lets users register and login without sharing information with Facebook. Bumble's new registration lets users login with their phone number instead of a social profile.

"Many of our users and prospective users asked for an alternative registration method," said Louise Troen, Bumble's VP of International Marketing and Communications to Wired UK. "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."

Other dating apps allow phone number registration but, according to Bumble, "still share data with Facebook." Bumble's new registration process bypasses the social network altogether.

The Facebook universal login feature is comfortable, but Facebook gains insight into your app behavior and knows which apps you use, another piece in the profile Facebook has generated about you.

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