These days, the various apps we use are so interconnected that it can sometimes be difficult to orient yourself on which social media platform you are currently on.
You can easily do something stupid or make a joke on one platform and then find that people on some other apps already know everything and are probably making fun of you! (Well, that’s the worst case scenario, but still.)
Also, if you take into account the various algorithms these apps use to connect you with other people and with each other (i.e. apps), even an expert on the subject can get pretty confused trying to figure out the whole deal!
In this article, we will talk about Tinder and how it connects to Facebook. More precisely, we’re going to give you a few suggestions on how to filter your Facebook friends from your Tinder feed! (This is in case you don’t want your Facebook friends to know you’re on Tinder, or if you want to completely separate the two platforms for some other reason.)
Without further ado, here’s the deal.
Tinder and Facebook on Cahoots – How Does It Work?
First, let’s set the stage for what’s about to come down! (Explanation of how to separate Tinder from Facebook as much as possible.)
One of the biggest suggestions and potential match sources Tinder has found for your handsome guy is your Facebook profile. In fact, to create a Tinder account, you need to link it to your Facebook profile.
As a result, the information Facebook typically collects about your circle of friends, their location, and the larger pool of common people known as ‘suggestions’, Tinder uses to organize profiles of people who will pop up when you start searching. One match.
Now, given the nature of this interesting online symbiosis, some of your Facebook friends might notice your exploits on Tinder (Not literally, but they can tell you’re on the platform.) and what’s more, you’re quite likely to meet them on Tinder too!
While that might not be all that scary on the off chance, if for some reason you don’t want your Facebook friends to know you’re on Tinder, there are some ways to bypass the seemingly inseparable link between Facebook and Tinder. He can be freed from his shackles forever! (Well, at least to some extent. It’s hard to sneak past Facebook these days.)
How To Prevent Your Facebook Friends From Appearing On Your Tinder Feed
Before we begin this section, we would like to point out that the solutions we will present will probably not be 100% effective, so the safest way to approach this would be to create another Facebook account. only use it for Tinder. (But then you shouldn’t add friends to that, or what’s the point, right?)
However, if you can’t deal with doing that, these are some of the solutions that can boost your anonymity rating on Tinder, so to speak!
Upgrade Facebook Privacy Settings
This may sound easy, but one of the easiest ways to prevent people from easily finding you on Facebook with Tinder is to make your Facebook settings more robust.
Make sure you block strangers from seeing your phone number and account details, and take a good look at how much information your friends are given. For example, if you think this is too invasive, you may want to disable the option for your friends to post on your wall!
Prevent Facebook From Showing You Are ‘Tinder’
When you take the first steps to strengthen your Facebook presence, you can go a step further and block everyone on your friends list from seeing you’re on Tinder!
To do this, go to ‘Privacy Shortcuts’, then ‘See More Settings’, select ‘Applications’ and find ‘Tinder’ on it. Once you’ve done that, you can set app visibility to ‘Only Me’; this means no one will see the app in the list of apps you use! It’s pretty simple, but it does the job pretty well!
All in all, if you don’t like people seeing you on Tinder and then spamming your wall on Facebook, you can get the degree of privacy you see fit by tweaking your Facebook settings a bit, other than unfriending them. So you can play a ball in Tinder incognito mode without any of your Facebook friends seeing what you’re doing!