How to use Tinder without Facebook [Quick Guide]

Are you worried sick that someone from your family might come across your Tinder profile? If the answer is yes, then you better learn how to use Tinder without logging in with your Facebook credentials.

Tinder has been around for nearly a decade and it has become one of the best dating apps on the planet. You could be anywhere in the world and still find a suitable partner in your area. But if you have added your entire family on your Facebook’s friends list, then there is a strong possibility of them coming across your Tinder profile.


No guy or a girl wants this to happen as it might send wrong signals and create misunderstandings between you and your close Facebook friends.

Why should you use Tinder without Facebook?

Privacy is the main reason behind using Tinder without Facebook. This does not only mean closing off your family and friends from prying into your dating life but also getting rid of stalkers who might be lurking around your Facebook profile. So, there is a safety issue too.

When you sign in to Tinder with your Facebook credentials, you are officially permitting Tinder to post on your Facebook wall. They might post their promo ads or discount coupons without asking or notifying you about it.

Moreover, if you and your Tinder date have a mutual friend on Facebook, your date will see a highlighted message saying “you both have a mutual friend“. Again, it gives away information that you don’t want to share with your date.  

How to use Tinder without Facebook? [4-Easy-Steps]

To enable this feature you are needed to sign up for Tinder using your primary Facebook account at least once.

The easy-to-follow steps mentioned below will guide you through the process of unlinking your Tinder account with Facebook whilst still using your Facebook credentials to log into Tinder. 

Step 1: Sign up for Tinder app using your Facebook credentials.

Step 2: Open the Facebook app on your phone while keeping Tinder minimized. Go to settings and tap on Apps.

Step 3: Look for the Tinder logo in the list of apps and tap on it. Change the visibility settings to “Only me“.

Step 4: Done. Close the Facebook app and you can start exploring the amazing features Tinder has.

Alternative methods of using Tinder without linking it to your Facebook account?

As of July 2018, Tinder lets it’s user create an account with their phone numbers. Keep in mind that you cannot create two accounts with a single phone number.

If you already have an account with your Facebook credentials, do not create another one with a phone number. You might lose all the past matches as the two accounts are more likely to get merged into one. Tinder has done this to keep-off fake account holders and fraudsters form spamming genuine users people like you and me.


Your privacy is the most important thing and if using Tinder without Facebook will keep your dating life a secret, why not do it. Once you unlink Tinder from your Facebook account, your Facebook friends will never bother you with likes and superlikes on Tinder.

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