Are you afraid of swiping directly into an ex, a coworker, or any other recognised face? Tinder’s new feature, which allows members to remove personal contacts from the app’s phone book, may be useful to you.
From the profile settings, users may use the new block contacts function, which provides them greater control over their experience. A user may then specify which of their connections they don’t want to view or be viewed by on Tinder.
Those connections will not surface as a prospective match on Tinder, regardless of whether they are already on the app or wish to download it later using the same contact information, according to the app.
If you want to block someone who isn’t stored in your contact list, you may either share your device’s contact list with Tinder and choose the contacts you want to block, or manually enter a person’s contact information.
“Banned contacts will not be alerted that you have blocked them, and barring contacts has no effect on your existing matches or messages,” Tinder explained. Members who used the Block Contacts tool added approximately a dozen contacts to their block list after it was tested in India, Korea, and Japan, it added.
“We may not be able to spare you from embarrassing coffee shop encounters, but we are providing you more control over your Tinder experience,” said Bernadette Morgan, Tinder’s group product manager, Trust & Safety. “We are launching Block Contacts as an extra resource to provide members with peace of mind by assisting in the creation of a worry-free environment for them to spark new connections.”
According to a recent Tinder-commissioned poll, more than 40% of respondents had met an ex-partner via a dating app. Another 24% have viewed a family friend or colleague’s page, and one in ten have even viewed their professor’s page.
How to block Personal Contacts on Tinder?
It’s simple! Share your device’s contact list with Tinder and choose the contacts you wish to block:
- Open Tinder and tap the profile icon
- Go to “Settings”
- Scroll down and select “Block Contacts”
- Grant Tinder permission to access your contacts
- Under the “Contacts” tab, select people you want to avoid from your contact list
- Tap “Block Contacts”
When you utilize the function, we’ll fetch your contact list from your smartphone and let you choose who you want to block. When you leave the feature, we’ll only keep the contact information for the people you have blocked (name, email, and/or phone number).