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Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

Bumble drops Facebook login requirement
From TechCrunch - April 16, 2018

The week after Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress, Bumble is announcing it will no longer require that users have a Facebook account to log in. The popular women-first dating app is set to institute the change to its registration process tomorrow.

Facebook has long been a prerequisite for signing up for the service, along with competitors like Tinder, designed to help verify identities, offer common friends and expedite registration. But fallout from Facebooks most recent data-sharing scandal has left plenty of users wary of the service and helped convince Bumbles creators that its time for an update.

Many of our users and prospective users asked for an alternative registration method, Bumble VP Louise Troen said in an interview with Wired. 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.

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