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Use Tinder or know someone who does? Turn on these safety features

Americans lost over $300 million through dating app scams in 2022. Tap or click to find out how one woman lost her life savings. Getting your cash or photos stolen isn’t all you must worry about online. That’s why Tinder has introduced a security feature to keep those in the dating pool safe. Incognito Mode might be the best thing to happen to online dating.

Read on for new ways to stay safe while searching for the one.

Can Tinder’s Incognito Mode keep you safer?

At its core, Incognito Mode allows you to keep your profile hidden from anybody you haven’t already Liked. You will be able to swipe left or right as usual. But only those you swipe right on can view your profile or send a DM. NOTE: Swiping right means you are interested in someone.

You can also sync the app with your phone’s contacts, and Tinder will automatically block accounts you have blocked from viewing your profile.

Enabling Incognito Mode is simple. Here’s how:

  1. Tap into settings using the gear icon on your profile.
  2. Hit Go Incognito (You’ll need Tinder Plus, but if you’re serious about your privacy and safety, it might be worth it).

Incognito Mode may be helpful for many reasons. For example, you can keep your private life private, even if you live in a tiny town.

Mostly, we believe this will help the good people on the internet avoid creeps and other forms of unwanted attention while seeking romance. Toggle it on if you’ve ever felt unsafe while trying to find your person through online dating.

Tinder adds security features

This isn’t the only new thing you’ll find on Tinder this Valentine’s Day. A slew of additional safety features is also debuting, including advanced harassment reporting that makes raising a red flag easier than ever.

The other security feature that’s worth noting is called long press reporting. Its concept is simple. If you receive an offensive message on Tinder, tap and hold it to report the offender. Easy peasy.

Dating apps can get pretty personal with your data and identity, but some people using them can be just as dangerous. Always stay alert for unusual behavior, no matter where you’re mingling.

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