San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) US-based dating app “Bumble” has changed its login system and will now allow users to access their profiles by entering phone numbers instead of importing their personal information from Facebook.
The new feature in the location-based app, which has 30 million-plus user base, would be launch on Tuesday, Wired reported late on Monday.
Launched in 2014, “Bumble” initially allowed Facebook-based information to speed up and simplify the process of registration and logging in of new users.
According to the report, the information that was accessed by “Bumble” included a person’s friends list, relationship status, current location and friends a user had in common with other Bumblers.
“Many of our users and prospective users asked for an alternative registration method,” Louise Troen, Vice President, International Marketing and Communications at Bumble, was quoted as saying.
“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. We look forward to seeing the impact manual login will have,” Troen added.
The decision comes at a time when Facebook is embroiled in a scandal after reports that British data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered detailed Facebook information on 87 million users, up from a previous estimate of more than 50 million.
Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress over his company’s handling of user data.