Tinder uses Facebook profiles to authenticate real people and keep what the app believes is “quality control” to the highest possible level. It also uses your Facebook profile to match you up with people of similar interests and your Facebook likes as well as finding your location.
So the bad news is there currently isn’t a way to use Tinder (Facebook Privacy Settings Tinder) without using your Facebook account. Here are some tips to keep your Tinder activity as under wraps as possible.
Increase Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Many still use Facebook without any privacy settings what-so-ever. That’s ill-advised anyway as employers and the like will be watching your social media channels, so it’s worth making sure you at least have some measures in place. Unless you want your boss seeing how large you have it every Friday, that is.
You want to keep the visible details to a bare minimum so potential dates will go through the Tinder app and not try and contact you via Facebook. There’s nothing worse than someone you’ve never met posting directly on your wall.
Set Tinder To Without Facebook Friends
Within Tinder you used to be able to change the Settings (Facebook Privacy Settings Tinder) and tell it not to match you up with your Facebook friends. Beforehand if you hadn’t turned this option on you would sometimes appear in their feeds meaning you’re revealed to be on Tinder.
Tinder has now taken this tick box away and it is now on by default. You can’t switch it off meaning if you are friends with someone on Facebook they will never appear in your potential matches and you’ll never appear in theirs.
It’s a strange choice to take the option away entirely, most people have a big selection of Facebook friends they don’t know too well and it could be good to let them know you’re into them.
Hide Tinder From Your Facebook Apps
Facebook allows a variety of services to be integrated. Once you’ve given permission a load of different services will be connected into your Facebook and can sometimes message your friends or post to your wall.
No-one wants to advertise the fact they’re on Tinder though, so you need to head into your settings to hide Tinder’s access to your profile. You can do this inside Facebook, head to Privacy settings (Facebook Privacy Settings Tinder) and then “See more settings.” Inside here you need to choose Apps and from there you can decide each apps access, to control it you need to press edit on the right of the app itself.
It’ll say “Visibility of app and posts” and you want to choose the “only me” option there. Now only you will see your access to the app and your friends won’t be able to. Perfect.
Make A Fake Account
We aren’t trying to get you to Catfish someone. The fake account you’re going to set up will include your real name, your real details, your real interests and most importantly your real photos.
It just keeps it entirely separate and you use this one to sign into Tinder. It means you can more easily monitor the details which make their way into Tinder selections and there are no complications with interactions with your friends. Facebook Privacy Settings Tinder
Thanks to knowyourmobile.com