Post Date: July 26, 2021

Tinder, like most mobile apps, allows you to get notifications when something happens within the app. Tinder also allows you to completely customize if you want to show the notifications or not. How do you turn off or on Tinder notifications?

To turn on or off Tinder notifications, open the app or go to, tap the profile icon, select the settings icon, and go to notifications. From here, you’re able to customize whether you want notifications or not.

In this article, we’re going to show you step-by-step how to turn on or off Tinder notifications from your phone or website.

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Tinder Notifications

Tinder will send push notifications to your phone whenever it detects activity within the app. This activity includes:

  • When someone messages you
  • When you match with someone
  • Any news, information, or promos from Tinder

These notifications are crucial in bringing users back to the app. Tinder will notify the user each time one of these activities happens. The notifications typically come in two different forms.

Push Notifications

The first notification you will get on Tinder is a push notification. This is usually a custom message from Tinder stating the activity that is happening within the app.

If you receive a message, it is common to see a push notification telling you that you got a message from that person.

Below, we’re going to show you how to turn on and turn off these push notifications.

Badge Icon

The second type of notification is badge icons. These are the red number that appears above the app icon.

If you turn off the push notifications, you can leave or turn off these badge icons. The icons are great to let you know that you have a message without getting a push notification on your phone. If you don’t want people to know you’re on Tinder, we recommend having badge notifications on and push notifications off.

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How To Turn On Or Off Notifications

To turn on or off notifications on Tinder, you must first open the Tinder app.

First, locate the profile icon, which can be found in the top right corner of the home swiping screen.

Tinder notifications

Next, click on the gear icon. This will bring up the settings menu.

Tinder notifications

From here, scroll down until you see the notifications section.

Tinder notifications settings menu

Tinder allows you to control notifications from three different categories

  • Email
  • Push Notifications
  • Team Tinder

Let’s learn what each notification and feature means on Tinder.

Email Notifications

Tinder notifications settings menu

Email notifications mean that your inbox will get an email anytime there is an activity within the app.

If you’re someone who likes emails to keep you up to date, then you should leave all of these notifications on.

However, if you’re someone who doesn’t like to have a clogged-up inbox, we recommend leaving all of these notifications off. If you’re popular on Tinder, these messages and emails can fill up your inbox rather quickly.

Push Notifications

tinder push notifications menu

Next are push notifications. If you’re using an iPhone or an Android, this is where you’ll control all of the notifications that are pushed to your phone. This means they will show up on your home screen or as an interstitial alert.

Tinder gives you the option to control the following in regard to notifications:

  • Matches
  • Messages
  • Message Likes
  • Super Likes
  • Top Picks
  • In-App Vibrations
  • In-App Sounds

All of these push notifications and in-app notifications can be completely customized based on your preferences. Check or uncheck any of these buttons to activate or deactivate these notifications.

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Tinder notifications can be customized by tapping on the profile icon, then the settings icon, scrolling to the notifications section and clicking on which notifications you would like to customize.

We recommend putting on the notifications you don’t mind other people seeing. If someone has your phone or is looking over your shoulder, adjust your messages accordingly if you don’t mind people seeing your message.

If you’re someone who needs to be constantly reminded they have a message, then turn on all of the notifications.

We recommend going through all notifications and seeing which ones are most important to you and which ones don’t.

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About the Author

Julia has over 10+ years in the mobile dating app space as a consultant and analyst. Her work has been featured on top websites like Mashable and Women's Health Mag. She writes these blogs to help singles find their true love and life long companion!