Tinder users complained they might “swipe left” the famous dating app for malfunctioning following an update. (Swipe left is Tinder-speak for rejecting a match.) Tinder recently combined forces with Instagram, but the pairing left a number of bugs in its wake. Many users cannot find new matches, edit their profiles or connect with old matches even four days after the update launched.
To fix the problem, Tinder gave the following advice, according to iDigitalTimes: Delete the app from your phone and then download it again. Most of the old matches and conversations should remain intact, however, some people commented the problems persisted. “This won't delete any of your matches or messages,” Tinder said, adding the app would be slow or down for 24 hours. However, the issues have continued for days.
GOOD NEWS: Everyone seems to be checking out their revamped Tinder profile. BAD NEWS: Tinder might be slow / down in the next 24h
— Tinder (@Tinder) April 15, 2015
Aggravated Tinder users took to Twitter to complain:
@Tinder is your app not working or what? I haven't had a match in over 2mins!! This face..gets matches
— Joseph Ricketts (@ArthurRicketts) April 20, 2015
— Texas Guy (@_TXGuy) April 18, 2015
Tried downloading tinder and it seems to just be very much not working properly on my phone.....
— samson (@bewkhewker) April 20, 2015
Since then, the dating app has not addressed the continued issues with the program. Instead, they shared a video about what it’s like to work with the company and posted an Uber Fact about Tinder usage “skyrocketing” at Coachella by 300 percent.
According to Tinder, usage of the app skyrocketed at Coachella's first weekend, up 300% compared to the weekend before.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) April 17, 2015
Unfortunately, there’s not much frustrated users can do while they wait for Tinder to begin working smoothly again unless they try other dating apps like Happn, Coffee Meets Bagel, How About We, Down, OKCupid, Pure or Match.com. Her (Dattch) is geared toward lesbian and bisexual women while Grindr attracts gay and bisexual men.
Before the update, users had to login through Facebook and could pluck their Tinder pictures from there. Now, users can login with Instagram and use those pictures for the smartphone dating profile.
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