US-based dating app, Bumble has changed its login system. It will now allow users to access their profiles by entering phone numbers instead of importing their personal information from Facebook.
Launched in 2014, Bumble initially allowed Facebook-based information to speed up and simplify the process of registration and logging in for new users.
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,” said Louise Troen, vice president, International Marketing and Communications at Bumble.
“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 in the wake of the scandal that British data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered detailed information on 87 million users, up from a previous estimate of more than 50 million from Facebook.
Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress over his company’s handling of user data.