Tinder has added a new feature that displays a small green dot icon beside the name of a Tinder user. However, the green dot is just accessible for users with premium subscriptions. So, what does this green dot indicate?
The green dot on Tinder indicates if the user was Recently Active on Tinder in the last 24 hours. If the user was active on Tinder in the last 24 hours, the green dot will be shown next to the user’s name. The green dot is shown only to users with Tinder Gold or Tinder Platinum subscription.
This article explains the meaning of the green dot on Tinder and how you can turn this feature off.
Tinder Online Status – Tinder Recently Active Feature
Tinder has recently introduced a new feature called Recently Active for their Tinder Platinum and Tinder Gold subscribers that allows them to see the users who were recently active on Tinder in the last 24 hours.
If a green dot appears next to the user’s name it indicates that they have been active in the last 24 hours. The purpose of this feature is to help you find out the users who have been online recently rather than wasting time sending messages to those who are offline.
If you have Tinder Gold or Platinum subscription you can use the See Who Likes You feature to find out all the Tinder profiles that have already liked your profile but you haven’t swiped left or right on them yet.
While checking these profiles, you will see a green dot appearing next to the name of some users with a text displaying “Recently Active.” If the green dot and the text appear, it means the users have been active on Tinder in the last 24 hours.
If the green doesn’t appear next to a user’s name the user hasn’t been active on Tinder in the last 24 hours so there is a high probability that matching with them won’t result in a response.
There are a lot of Tinder users that don’t stay active on the app. These are generally time wasters, casual users, fake profiles, or bots who either take a long time to respond to messages or don’t respond at all. If you don’t see the green dot appearing next to a Tinder user, it’s better to not like their profile and match with them.
To maximize your Tinder experience and make sure that you enjoy your time there, search for all these green dots when spending time on Tinder Gold and Platinum. These green dots indicate that the user has been active recently making it simple for you to choose who to talk to and who to ignore.
Tinder has now extended the Recently Active status in the Discovery area which allows Tinder Gold and Platinum subscribers to see if a user was active in the last 24 hours even if they don’t like your profile.
What Does Tinder Recently Active Mean?
The Recently Active text along with the green dot is displayed on Tinder Profiles that were active on Tinder in the last 24 hours. The Recently Active feature doesn’t show exactly when the user was last active and whether the user is active right now on Tinder.
You can also use Tinder Read Receipts to find out if a Tinder user was active recently. Read Receipts notifies you if the other user has read your messages so if you send a message and see the “Read” text appear, it means they have read your message and have been recently online.
How Do I See The Green Dot On Tinder?
The green dot can only be visible to Tinder users who have already paid for premium subscriptions like Tinder Gold and Tinder Platinum. It means that to use this feature, you will have to subscribe to the monthly paid service and enable the Recently Active feature in the Settings area.
While the subscription fee may appear to be high for several people, keep in mind that you’re also getting several extra features like See Who Likes You, Passport, No Ads, Unlimited Likes, Extra Super Likes, Extra Tinder Boosts and Super Boosts, and Top Picks and Likes. So, all in all, the premium subscription is well worth considering all the extra features you get.
Keep in mind that when you examine the people who have liked your profile, it shows the availability of the person you want to talk to. This will allow you to determine who is best to talk to in the long run so that you can enjoy conversing with them without any hesitation.
Does Tinder Show When You Are Online?
Tinder doesn’t show the exact time when you were online or if you are currently online. It only shows if you were online in the last 24 hours to users with a premium subscription like Tinder Gold or Tinder Platinum.
Users with a Tinder Plus subscription don’t have access to the Recently Active feature. Tinder also allows you to disable the Recently Active feature.
The Recently Active feature was available in older versions of the app for everyone regardless of whether they have bought the membership or not. But recently, the online feature has been removed to make it available only for those who have access to the premium Tinder Gold or Platinum membership.
When a Tinder user is recently active on the app, users will see a green dot along with a text “Recently Active” notification on their screen next to the user’s name.
Tinder Control Who You See
A great way to see profiles that have been recently active on Tinder is by changing the “Control who you see” setting from Balanced Recommendations to Recently Active. The “Control who you see” setting allows you to choose the type of people you want to see on Tinder.
Control Who You See Balanced Recommendations
The Tinder app on default shows you profiles based on a balanced recommendation which means Tinder will use its algorithm to show only the most relevant profiles for you.
This means that you will be shown those profiles that are considered very hot (most liked by others). The order of the profiles is independent of the time they were active.
This is crucial because you can make use of the Tinder Boost feature to get featured along with other hottest Tinder profiles in your area and increase the visibility of your profile.
Using the Balanced Recommendations feature also means there is a high probability of getting profiles that aren’t recently active or have deleted the Tinder app from their devices.
Control Who You See Recently Active
If you are swiping right on profiles that don’t respond and aren’t active on Tinder, you should change the Control Who You See setting to Recently Active. This setting means you’ll only be shown those Tinder profiles that were recently active on Tinder in the last 24 hours or they are active and online right now.
To set this setting to Recently Active you’ll have to purchase a premium subscription like Tinder Gold or Tinder Platinum. You cannot change this using the Tinder Plus subscription.
Tinder Control Who Sees You
The Tinder “Control Who Sees You” feature is totally different from the “Control Who You See” feature and it is not related to the Recently Active feature.
The “Control Who Sees You” setting allows you to select certain types of people to who you want your profile to be shown. It has two options “Standard” and “Only People I’ve Liked.”
Control Who Sees You Standard
By default, this setting is set to Standard which means your profile will only be shown to certain types of people for individual recommendations. It basically means your profile will be shown to all other Tinder profiles that the algorithm finds a good fit.
Show Me To Only People I’ve Liked
If you don’t want to be seen by other users on Tinder except for the ones you liked then you should change the “Control Who Sees You” setting from “Standard” to “Only People I’ve Liked.”
This setting makes sure that your profile will be seen by those users who you right swiped and your profile won’t appear in the card stack of other users.
Tinder Last Active Hacks
Tinder doesn’t show you the last time a member was active on the platform. You can use Recently Active to find out if the person was active in the last 24 hours but this requires you to purchase a premium subscription. Don’t worry because there are some free ways to figure out if the person was recently active on Tinder.
Check for Changes in Location
Tinder displays the distance between you and the other user. Keep a check on the user’s distance from time to time and make sure you are using Tinder from the same place.
If you’re using Tinder from the same location and you see the distance on their profile changing, it means they recently used Tinder from a different location.
Another way to find out if a person was recently active is via Tinder Feed. The Tinder Feed shows you any changes made by users on their profiles in real-time. Tinder Feed shows you changes in photos, new matches, changes in bio, updates on school or work, and even changes in Spotify.
You will see the most recent updates on the top so if you see any updates about a profile on the top positions in your Tinder feed you can be sure that the person was recently active on Tinder.
You can prevent your profile from being shown on Tinder Feed by going to Settings > Shared Content > Share My Feed and tapping on the toggle button next to the Share My Feed option to turn it off.
Can You Hide Your Online Status On Tinder?
A lot of people are worried if they have an option to hide their online status or not. The answer to it is Yes, you can hide your online status on Tinder.
If you don’t want the green dot to appear next to your name you can remove it by disabling the Recently Active feature in your Tinder Settings. I have shown how to do this in the next section.
How To Turn Off The Green Dot Recently Active Feature On Tinder?
The green dot is denoted by the Recently Active feature. By default, the Recently Active feature is turned On for all the users and you have to manually disable it to turn off the green dot notification.
If this feature is turned on then all premium members whom you’ve matched with or swiped right on can see if you were active on Tinder in the last 24 hours. This can be unsettling for users because they could be bombarded with messages if others knew you were online.
To Turn off the Green dot or Recently Active feature follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1 – Tap on the Profile icon in the upper left corner from the home screen of Tinder.
Step 2 – Tap on the Settings option (Gear icon).
Step 3 – Scroll down until you see the Recently Active Status option under the ACTIVE STATUS section.
Step 4 – Tap on this Recently Active Status option and you will be redirected to another screen. Tap on the toggle button next to the Show Activity Status option to turn OFF.
Switching this off won’t show the green next to your name for premium subscribers even if you are recently active on Tinder in the last 24 hours.
If you’re absolutely sure you don’t want your online status to be shown to other premium users then turn the Show Activity Status off. You can also turn this feature back on by following the steps mentioned above.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does The Green Dot Mean They Are Chatting?
The Green Dot doesn’t mean they are chatting. It means they were recently active on Tinder in the last 24 hours. It also doesn’t implicate that the user is currently active and online on Tinder.
It simply indicates that the user was online on Tinder in the last 24 hours and the exact time is not known.
Can Matches See When You Are Online On Tinder?
No, your matches cannot see when you are online on Tinder. Premium subscribers can only see if you were active on Tinder in the last 24 hours using the Tinder Recently Active feature but there’s no way to see if you are online right now.
Can You See When A Profile Was Last Active On Tinder?
No, you cannot see when a profile was last active on Tinder using the Recently Active feature. You can only see if the user was active in the last 24 hours on Tinder.
How To Hide Your Tinder Profile From Friends?
You can hide your Tinder profile from friends by changing the “Control Who Sees You” to “Only People I’ve Liked.” If you do find a profile of your friend in the Discovery then don’t swipe right on them. Just swipe left and their profile will be removed from your card stack.
How To Disable Recently Active On Tinder?
You can disable Recently Active On Tinder by following the steps below:
1. Open the Tinder App.
2. Tap on the Profile icon in the upper left corner.
3. Tap on the Settings option (gear icon).
4. Scroll down and tap on the “Recently Active Status” option.
5. Tap on the toggle button next to “Show Activity Status” to turn it OFF.
The green dot on Tinder indicates if you were active on Tinder in the last 24 hours and it is only visible to Tinder Gold and Platinum subscribers. The green dot represents the Recently Active feature on Tinder.
In Tinder Gold, Tinder members will be seeing a green dot next to every active participant. It allows people to interact with users who are using Tinder regularly rather than casually.
To turn off the Recently Active green dot notification, Tinder users have to go to Settings, tap on the Recently Active Status option, and uncheck the toggle button next to the Show Activity Status option.
It will enable the participants to remain anonymous to other Tinder Gold users and it will prevent them from being seen among users who were recently online.