Tinder is a dating app that allows you to message the person you’ve matched with. But, Tinder doesn’t notify you if your message has been read by the other user.
Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger notify the user that their message has been read with a double checkmark but how do you find out if your message has been read on Tinder?
You have to purchase the Read Receipts feature to get notified if and when your match has read your messages on Tinder. Read Receipts is a premium feature that you need to purchase separately as it is not a part of premium Tinder subscriptions like Tinder Gold, Plus, and Platinum.
In this article, I will explain how to activate read receipts and the right approach to determine when someone reads your message.
How To Know When Someone Views Your Message On Tinder
Even though there are so many dating apps in the market, Tinder has grown exponentially because of its ability to introduce new free and paid features that other dating apps didn’t even think about.
The most recent addition to their set of new features is the ability to see if and when someone has read your messages. This feature is common in messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, etc. but is uncommon in other dating apps.
The feature in Tinder that allows users to see if their message has been read is called “Read Receipts“. A Read Receipt is a simple alert or notification that shows if and when your message has been read.
This notification or receipt will mention if the message was read or not read. If the user has read your message then the receipt will show “Read.” If the user hasn’t read your message yet it will show “Not Read.”
Tinder Read Receipts
Tinder started the Read Receipts feature to help users determine if and when their message has been read by their match. The Tinder Read Receipt is represented by a double blue checkmark symbol.
A Read Receipt is an alert or notification that is sent to you when your match opens their Tinder app and reads your message. As soon as they read your message, you will receive a notification from Tinder saying “Read.”
This is a great feature especially if you think your match is ignoring your messages. Most Tinder users don’t know that Tinder has a Read Receipt feature so the other person may read your message and then deny the fact that they read it.
You can also use Tinder Read Receipts to find out if your match is active on Tinder. If you send a message and then receive a “Read” receipt then you can be sure that they are online and active on Tinder.
How To Get Read Receipts
The Read Receipts feature is not available for free. It is a premium feature that requires you to pay.
To enable Read Receipts, a user first needs to go to the messages section on Tinder and then tap on the double blue checkmark with a plus sign(+) below the last message received from their match.
The double blue checkmark symbol represents the Tinder Read Receipts feature. Once you tap on the double blue checkmark, a screen will pop up that shows the price of Read Receipts and how to purchase them.
You can purchase Read Receipts by selecting the pack you want and then clicking on the CONTINUE button. After that, you’ll need to pay for it using Apple Pay, Google Play Payments, or using a Credit or Debit card.
You need to buy a minimum of 5 Read Receipts. You have the option to purchase packs of 5, 10, or 20 Read Receipts.
The cost of 5 Read Receipts is $15, the cost of 10 Read Receipts is $20 and the cost of 20 Read Receipts is $30. This means that you can obtain 1 Read Receipt for $1.5 to $3 depending upon the package you purchase.
Tinder Read Receipts charge you for every match that you activate the Read Receipts feature on. This feature doesn’t charge you for every message you receive.
Tinder allows you to select the conversations for you want to activate Tinder Read Receipts and it isn’t automatically activated for everyone. You are charged per match and it works only for those matches where you activate this feature.
If you activate Read Receipts for a user that has opted out of this feature then you won’t be charged and your Read Receipt will remain unused.
To activate Read Receipts, you have to first select the user for which you want to activate this feature and then tap on the double blue checkmark icon under the last received message and then complete the payment process.
After the payment is complete, you will get the option to activate the Read Receipts feature by tapping the blue checkmark symbol.
After activating Read Receipts, send a message to your match. If the person hasn’t read your message then you will see “Not Read” under the message.
Once that person reads your message, you will see “Read” under that message.
What Are The Double Blue Checkmarks on Tinder?
The double blue checkmarks on Tinder are the symbol for Read Receipts.
The Read Receipts feature allows Tinder users to figure out if their match is seriously interested in them or they are just ignoring them.
Ghosting is a common occurrence on Tinder. Ghosting is when someone reads your message but does not respond or responds selectively. Ghosting simply means the person is ignoring you.
The Read Receipts feature provides transparency in your relationship and nullifies ghosting because it allows you to figure out if the other person is genuinely interested in you.
If the other person is genuinely interested in you, they will usually reply to your message right away. But, on the other hand, if the person isn’t interested in you then they will most likely not reply to your message and keep you hanging.
Read Receipts helps you save valuable time and energy. Instead of wasting your time and energy on someone that is not interested in talking to you, you can spend that time and effort on someone that is genuinely interested in talking to you.
If you want to check out Read Receipts, you should start with a pack of 5 Read Receipts and use them on Tinder matches that you think to be genuine and not fake profiles. If you are satisfied with the results, then you can opt for more.
Can The Other Person See Read Receipts on Tinder?
The other person can see Read Receipts only if they have purchased Read Receipts and activated that feature for your profile. If they don’t have Read Receipts activated, they cannot see Read Receipts on Tinder.
Even if they purchase and activate the Read Receipts feature they might not see Read Receipts if the other person chooses not to share their info by turning off Read Receipts for their Tinder profile.
How To Turn Off Read Receipts
There is a technique to turn off Read Receipts so that other users can’t know if you’ve read their messages or not.
If you find someone who looks suspicious or is inboxing you strange messages, the best choice may be to ignore their messages.
Some people buy Read Receipts and use that to check if the other person is reading their messages. If the other person is reading their messages and not replying to them, they keep on sending messages sometimes even abusing and threatening the other person.
If you receive messages from such individuals then the best bet would be to unmatch that person or deactivate Read Receipts so they don’t find out if you have read their messages or not.
How to Turn Off Read Receipts on Tinder?
You can turn off Read Receipts on Tinder by following the steps mentioned below.
Step 1 – Open the Tinder app.
Step 2 – Tap on the Profile icon in the top left corner.
Step 3 – Tap on the Settings option(gear icon) in the Profile section.
Step 4 – Tap on the Settings option next to “Manage Read Receipts“.
Step 5 – Tap on the toggle button next to “Send Read Receipts” to turn off Read Receipts.
If you turn off Read Receipts it will prevent any matches from activating Read Receipts in your conversation.
If you’re new to Tinder then it’s better to turn off Read Receipts. Sometimes people can get aggressive and start abusing or threatening you and if you have Read Receipts turned on then it could cause further complications.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Does Tinder Tell You If Your Message Has Been Read?
Tinder tells you if your message has been read if you purchase and activate Read Receipts.
You will need to purchase Read Receipts first and then activate Read Receipts for the particular matches whose message notifications you want.
Tinder won’t tell you if your message has been read even if you purchase a premium subscription. This is because Read Receipts is a standalone purchase and it is not included with any other premium subscription.
Does Tinder Gold Have Read Receipts?
Tinder Read Receipts is a premium service that isn’t included in other premium subscriptions like Tinder Gold, Tinder Platinum, or Tinder Plus memberships, so you’ll need to buy them separately.
What Do Tinder Read Receipts Look Like?
Tinder Read Receipts look like a double blue checkmark saying “Read” if your message has been read and “Not Read” if your message hasn’t been read yet.
You must purchase Tinder’s Read Receipts feature to figure out if your match has read your message.
You can activate the Read Receipts feature by tapping the double blue checkmark icon underneath the last message you’ve received from a match.
You need to purchase a pack of 5, 10, or 20 Read Receipts if you want to use this feature. After purchasing, you’ll have to activate this feature for a particular match by tapping on the blue double checkmark underneath the last message received from them.
Once the Read Receipts is activated, it will show “Read” if your message was read and it will show “Not Read” if your message hasn’t been read yet. This is the only way to find out if someone has read your message on Tinder.