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Does Tinder Alert or Notify Other Users of Screenshots?

Posted by Arch on October 24, 2018

Even though the entirety of it is conducted online, social media interactions can nevertheless be just as awkward and at times downright cringy as real-life situations.

Cringe is something that’s always behind the corner, just waiting to show its ugly mug to anyone not careful enough or, indeed, socially awkward enough.

We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling to someone’s 7-year old Facebook posts, then accidentally hit that ‘Like’ button and boom! – Your whole world implodes just like when you turn off some of those old-time TV’s. After that, nothing is left but a void.

Jokes aside, stalking someone or even indirectly admitting you like someone by looking vehemently at their online content can get pretty embarrassing if you get caught, which brings us to our question of the day here – Does Tinder Alert the Other User When You Make a Rogue Screenshot?

And, oh yes, we’ll be talking about Tinder in particular in this article. ‘Tis, indeed, a curious venue, this Tinder, where sheer magic and soul-crushing cringe and disappointment go hand in hand!

Alright then, let’s see how safe are we on Tinder when the business of taking screenshots is in question.

Tinder’s Privacy Policy

First things first. To understand what sort of liberties you might take with this fire-starting app, you first need to wrap your head around their privacy policy and the rules of behavior, so to speak. So, let’s see what the folks at the helm of Tinder have got in store for us mere mortals! (A Quick Note: This section is about what personal information Tinder will take from you and under what circumstances.)

Login Credentials

This one’s not that much of a big deal, really. Similarly to virtually all other apps, Tinder will ask you to fill in your basic credentials (Your email and your password.) in order to create an account. So far, so good.

Additional, Profile-Shaping Information

Once you’ve made it past the initial account-creating stage, you’ll be able to personalize it to your heart’s content! Pieces of information such as your background, interests, hobbies, personality type and so on can be added in order to make your profile more interesting to the other parties, so to speak.

Also, you can add photos and videos to further make yourself more attractive! (This may be a no-brainer, but it’s worth noting that all this info will be made public, so make sure not to post anything rude or embarrassing!)

Payment-Related Information

If you decide to make some sort of purchase through Tinder, you should be aware that the folks on the other end of the transaction will have to gain access to some of your financial information. To be fair, this sort of transactions where you work with the Tinder people directly are quite safe, so you don’t need to worry about it too much.

Participating in Surveys and Focus Groups

Taking part in a poll or volunteering to be a member of a focus group will mean you’d have to give away some additional information to the researchers at Tinder. These are mostly questions about your general experience with the app, but they may also include stuff like your personal views and preferences.

So, Does Tinder Alert Other Users if I Screenshot our Conversation?

Mercifully, no, it doesn’t, to be blunt. (Well, at least for the time being. They might change their privacy policy in the future, who knows.) If you start a chat with a person who swiped right on yer handsome mug, you have the freedom to take as many screenshots of your conversation as you like and the person on the other end will be none the wiser!

(Of course, we wouldn’t encourage you to abuse this liberty, as people may be genuinely hurt if you disclose some embarrassing things they might have mentioned in your DM’s.)

What About Photos? Will My Tinder Match Know if I’ve Taken Sneaky Screenshots of Their-Beautiful-Self?

That would be another big fat- NO! As long as you don’t act rudely or otherwise cause trouble during your stay on the app, you can take as many screenshots of other people’s profile photos as you like!

Again, please be careful how you handle them. Using them to insult or otherwise humiliate someone would be quite a wrong move, in all fairness.

So, that’d be it, folks! Hope this article answered your question and we wish you plenty of grandiose swipes and even more matches. Be safe out there and have fun!

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