— Bharadwaj Giridhar (@goforbg) April 27, 2016 Apparently what happens is you go to "Start group," and that's when the list of all your Facebook friends pops up, since Tinder most likely wants you to be able to add your friends to your group. Tinder is allowing users to opt-out of the feature, but for some it may be too late, as their privacy may have already been compromised.
Commenting on the Tinder move, user Chloe Mac told Business Insider, "When I first saw that I could see everybody I was a little bit shocked because I figured that a big app like this would give a little more privacy than that, especially considering when first signing up they make a big deal about no one on Facebook being able to see that you are using this app."
Certainly it's disconcerting, especially when coupled by a statement in the Tinder press release promising a global release in the near future: "While this is just a test for now, we look forward to launching it globally soon!" Here's hoping the privacy concerns will be taken care of before that global launch.
And if not, at least reading all your Facebook friends' embarrassing taglines will make for a great laugh.
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and is totally not on Tinder. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow her at @karatillie.