Tinder went down lat night and it had Tinder users around the world in a state of panic.
A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to have everyone swiping again soon.— Tinder (@Tinder) April 4, 2018
And we're back! Apologies for the inconvenience. We missed you too. 💚 pic.twitter.com/796L1gLsCv— Tinder (@Tinder) April 4, 2018
The technical issue that had caused the temporary Tinder blackout was part of the rolling out of plans to restrict data access on Facebook on Wednesday in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
After the blackout ended it came to light that users had lost their matches, which is scary if you were getting on well with a handsome stranger! Users were not happy!
I LOST ALL MY MESSAGES. WHAT IF I WAS SPEAKING TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE??? COME ON— Bianca (@biianncaa1) April 4, 2018
Hey @Tinder I’m pretty sure I matched with Rihanna just before crash - you’ll have to take my word for it. She’s not appearing in my matches - can you please sort out?— T J McGinley (@tjmcginley) April 4, 2018
This is why I have trust issues— Erika (@Zdam0301) April 5, 2018
For some users, the issue is still ongoing and some people are blocked out of their accounts.
tinder seriously please take me back. i'm sorry.— Kimberly Te (@Kooliokookie) April 5, 2018