Facebook hook-up app shows which of your friends want to bang you, Daily Mail Online

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Facebook hook-up app shows which of your friends want to bang you, Daily Mail Online

Published: 13:20 GMT, 25 January 2013 | Updated: 16:24 GMT, 25 January 2013

A controversial fresh Facebook app shows users of the social network which of their online friends are ready to meet up for no-strings affixed sexual encounters.

Bang With Friends claims to help users ‘anonymously find friends who are down for the night’ by pairing up any that are both attracted to each other.

However, doubt has been cast over how anonymous the app truly is, since it has an apparent loophole which shows prospective users which of their friends are already using it before signing up.

Bang Your Friends: A fresh Facebook app claims to suggest an anonymous method of finding which of your online friends are ready to meet you for sexual liaisons

Logging into the app shows a screen packed with the profile pictures of your Facebook friends of the opposite lovemaking – it shows up to be designed exclusively for heterosexual pairings.

Underneath each of the profiles listed sits a button labelled ‘Down to Bang’ which users can click to indicate that they are sexually interested in the friend in question.

Clicking the button switches its label to ‘Awaiting Bang’ but will not notify them of your interest. Unless, that is, they are also users of the app and have also clicked the button underneath your face too.

If that happens, then the app will send a notification email to the address listed on your Facebook account informing you that you have a match.

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However, despite its promises of anonymity, the app shows up to have a serious glitch that could cause serious problems for users who choose discretion.

Like other Facebook apps, when users sign up to the service it shows a screen asking them if they are sure, but also demonstrating which of their friends are already using the app.

For many users, the revelation that they are out trawling for lovemaking over Facebook could be the source of serious embarrassment.

A 2nd glitch seems to be that once users have indicated they are ‘Down to Bang’ a friend, there shows up to be no way to revoke it – the button no longer works once it has switched to ‘Awaiting Bang’.

Not so discreet: This screengrab of the Bang With Friends app authorisation screen shows how pictures of any friend who is already signed up to the service are shown – which could be embarrassing

Buzzfeed writer Katie Heaney described the idea behind the app as ‘icky’.

‘Unless you’re someone who believes (almost certainly wrongly, by the way) that your Facebook friends are all dying to meet up with you, and would do so if only given the bright blue button to admit it, the app doesn’t truly suggest you anything you couldn’t already accomplish on Facebook without it,’ she wrote.

‘How many people would truly loosely admit to wanting to meet up with a friend who wouldn’t already have some indicator of interest? Shouldn’t you already kind of know your chances with your Facebook friends?

‘Part of the grossness of “Bang With Friends” is the way it conceives of friendship as something you only do to get to, well, banging.’

At the time of writing, around Two,500 people had signed up to use the fresh app.

MailOnline contacted the developers for comment, but has as yet received no response.

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