Tinder is by far the most successful match making service available to anyone seeking to start a relationship online.
One of the thing that makes them so successful in suggesting just the right person for you, is the fact that they have access to your Facebook account.
So, they know what you like, and what your Facebook friends likes. They also have access to your public posts. These information gives Tinder the needed signals which they use to recommend the right match for you via their app.
The downside is, by default, your Facebook friends will be able to see that you are using the Tinder app.
Well, it is not bad. But if your use of Tinder is something you want to keep a secret, then this is what you need to do.
Change the Tinder app Visibility Option on Facebook.
As I mentioned earlier, the ability for your Facebook friends to see that you are using the Tinder app is a default option. It is not the only option, so you can change this option so that it will be hidden from your friends.
The following steps will guide you through the process.
- Login to your Facebook account from a computer web browser. Then click on the Account icon at the top right corner, then on Settings & Privacy, and then on Settings.
Alternatively, you can just click > here < to open the Facebook Settings page.
- When in the Facebook Settings page, locate and click on the Apps and Websites option in the left pane.
Alternatively, you can just click > here < to open the Facebook Apps and Websites settings page.
- In the Apps and Websites settings page, locate Tinder and click on the View and edit option besides it.
- Once you do, a pop-up will appear showing you all the things that Tinder have access to. Scroll down the pop-up to the section, Who can see you use this app? and change the option to Only me.
- Finally, click the Save button.
From this time onward, none of your Facebook friends will be able to see that you are using the Tinder app.
Alternative to Changing the Tinder app Visibility Option on Facebook.
If you are new to Tinder and thus have not yet linked your Facebook account to it, then you can create another/new Facebook account and link Tinder with it, instead of linking it to your original Facebook account.
This way, Tinder will never get access to any thing from your original account. However, the downside is, you will have 2 Facebook account to keep track of.
But it is a great choice if you really want to keep Tinder away from your original Facebook account.
Prevent Tinder From Swiping You with Facebook Mutual.
By default, if you swipe someone who has a friend of Facebook that is also your Facebook friend, Tinder will let you know.
However, from within the Tinder settings, you can specify that you do not want Tinder to suggest such type of people to you.
Activating this option will ensure that you do not mistakenly swipe a match with someone who is a mutual friend on Facebook.
There is no way to start using Tinder without connecting it to Facebook yet. However, you do not need to use real Facebook account.
And if you did use it, you still can prevent Facebook from telling all your friends that you are using Tinder. This way your use of Tinder will be truly private.
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