Tinder is a great way to meet people and connect with new friends. But some users may be confused by the green dot feature and wonder how to turn it off.
What Does a Green Dot Mean on Tinder?
The green dot means that someone is currently active on Tinder. It’s a way for you to see if your match is online and ready for conversation, or if he or she has just been sitting there staring at their phone in a coffee shop all day waiting for you to send them something witty/sexy/clever/quirky.
To clarify: the green dot only shows up on your screen if you’ve sent them anything first (a message or a Super Like). If they have liked your profile and haven’t sent any messages yet, this won’t be visible.
If your match has liked and messaged you, then both of their profiles will show up with a green dot next to them while they are online. So even if one person likes another but doesn’t message him/her right away, both profiles will still appear as having a “green” status in each other’s inboxes.
If one person likes another but doesn’t send any messages until later (after work hours), then only his/her profile will appear with this status once it comes back into view during regular business hours again.
How to Turn Off the Green Dot on Tinder
If you’re not a fan of the green dot, it’s easy to turn off.
- Open Tinder App.
- Tap the profile icon.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down and tap into Recently Active Status.
- Set the “Show Activity Status” toggle to OFF.
A green dot means the person is active on the app.
The green dot is a simple concept. It means that the person is online and looking for someone. If you see a green dot on Tinder, it means that your match has not only been active on the app but also that he or she is interested in talking to you.
There’s no need to worry about someone adding you even if they don’t have a green dot because they may have been busy or doing something else at the time of your request.
You can still send them a message after seeing that their profile was updated with new information, photos or videos recently added to their profile (if applicable).
Can you tell if someone is active on tinder?
Yes, you can tell if someone is active on Tinder. The green dot means the person has recently logged into tinder, but there’s no way of knowing if they are currently online or offline.
The only thing you can do is send them a message and hope for a response!
Who is able to see the green dot?
The person who is active: If you have not been active on Tinder for more than a day, your profile will be marked as inactive and you will not be able to see other users’ green dots.
The person who is not active: If you have been inactive for more than seven days, the green dot on your profile will disappear. Yep—it’s gone forever!
The person who is active on the same platform (iOS and Android): If both of you are using the same operating system (Android or iOS), then yes! You can see each other’s green dots.
The Bottom Line
The green dot means your potential match is actively looking for new matches on Tinder. But don’t get too excited! Although it might seem like a sign that they’re interested in you, it could just mean they haven’t been on the app in a while.
The bottom line is this: You can see whether or not a person has the green dot only if you have mutual friends with them in common. When we say “mutual friends,” this means that you and your potential match are both connected to at least one person who has confirmed their relationship status as single (or whatever).
If either of these things doesn’t apply—if neither of you has any mutual friends who’ve revealed their relationship status and/or if neither of you has any connections with each other—then there’s no chance for seeing a green dot on Tinder.
Can I switch off the recently active status?
Yes, you can turn off the green dot. You will find a toggle for this at the top of your profile page.
You cannot turn off the green dot for other people who have seen you recently or at a specific location.
If someone has already seen you and checked out your profile, they’ll still be able to see that you’ve been active on Tinder since they saw you last.
But, if they aren’t familiar with how Tinder works—and most people who haven’t used it before aren’t—they won’t know what “recently active” means and won’t think anything of it when they see it on your profile (even if they’re looking closely).
Green Dots On Tinder Messages
If you see a green dot next to their name, it means that the person is active on Tinder. You can only see this if they have set up their profile to be visible to you.
If someone hasn’t been active for a while, their profile will not appear as recently active until they return. You can also try liking other people’s profiles to push them back into your matches’ queue and force them to be visible again!
No, unfortunately, there’s no way of seeing who is currently looking at your profile or if anyone has recently viewed it (although we do know who has messaged us). However, if someone messages us then we will receive notifications about this activity so we may get an idea of their intentions even though they haven’t been “seen” by any other users yet.