Bumble has changed its login system to enable its users to avoid using Facebook.
The new login feature will launch tomorrow (17/4) and will allow users to register or login to the platform without sharing any information with Facebook.
It may change users’ experiences slightly: Facebook speeds up the registration and login on the platform, processes which may now take more time, and the change means Bumble can not use information including friends, photos and “likes” on Facebook to match its users with potential partners.
Bumble has made the move after recent revelations about Facebook’s lack of privacy.
Users can still use their Facebook account to login to Bumble, but have the option to withhold the majority of their data.
Louise Troen, Bumble’s VP of International Marketing and Communications said: “Many of our users and prospective users asked for an alternative registration 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 will let users login with their phone number instead of a social profile from tomorrow.
Chloe is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Bracknell, she is studying Communication & Media at Bournemouth University. She enjoys writing, travelling and socialising with her friends and family.