Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

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 Facebook’s most recent data-sharing scandal has left plenty of users wary of the service and helped convince Bumble’s creators that it’s 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…

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