Have you noticed that you are getting fewer matches on Tinder, or not even getting them at all?
One of the reasons for it might be the Tinder shadowban.
In this insightful article, we will talk about:
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How to know you’ve shadowbanned How to remove Tinder shadowban How long Tinder shadowban lasts
Well, let’s get right to it!
Tinder ist die größte Dating-Website da draußen.
Das reicht von Menschen, die einen schnellen Kontakt suchen, bis zu ernsthaften Beziehungen.
Es ist nicht nur für Kontakte (wie BeNaughty oder Ashley Madison) oder nur für ernsthafte Beziehungen (wie eHarmony).
A shadowban is a way Tinder punishes you for breaking their guidelines.
It may seem like nothing is wrong since you have access to the app, but the truth is, your account is not visible to other users and you will not be getting any matches.
Disobeying Tinder guidelines can actually get you two types of punishment.
Tinder can either ban your account without even mentioning the reason, or they can shadowban your account, in which case you are able to see your matches and even send them messages, but they won’t be responding.
When your account is just banned, you just make a new profile with a new phone number and a new Facebook account and that should do the job.
When shadowbanned, the process is a lot more complex.
Tinder usually shadowbans people who have already been banned a couple of times.
Another difference between a regular Tinder ban and a shadowban is when you are just banned, you will receive a notification, but when you’re shadowbanned, tinder will not let you know about it.
Their main reasons for being shadowbanned are sending inappropriate texts, getting reported, or having disturbing photos on your profile.
There have been cases where Tinder didn’t like people having photos with wild animals, considering it animal cruelty.
If you have a photo with an elephant, for example, Tinder might put you on light shadowban.
This shadowban stays as long as you have that photo on your profile.
After removing such photos, the numbers return to normal.
However, there have been some exceptions where people got a permanent shadowban because of inappropriate photos.
The truth is that you can get shadowbanned just because the girl didn’t like you and had you reported.
One of my friends went out on a first date with a girl, she didn’t like him and she reported him.
Another situation I have heard of is that a guy was 5 minutes late for the date, the girl reported him and he got shadowbanned.
This happens because Tinder wants to protect its users and ban the ones that make mess.
A full shadowban is permanent and lasts until you reset your Tinder.
Don’t worry, I got you covered.
More on that later.
Let’s find out how to know if you are shadowbanned.
There are a few levels of shadowbans:
- Light shadowban – Limited quality and number of new matches, other people see your messages and can reply, low visibility of your profile
- Full shadowban – your messages won’t be seen, your profile will not be shown to others, as if it doesn’t exist, no matches
How to check if you’re shadowbanned? – Well, a simple shadowban test will do the job.
This is a standard symptom of being shadowbanned.
But this is not enough evidence to support the fact that you have been shadowbanned.
Maybe your profile is just not that popular.
If all of sudden your matches stop responding to your messages, then the answer to the “have I been shadowbanned” is clear. – You have.
Tinder is going to give you a warning for inappropriate behavior.
This happens when you have been reported by someone, so watch what you are doing.
Earlier, when Tinder wasn’t tracking you as much, this was the most popular way of dealing with shadowban.
Nowadays, Tinder is can find out if your phone number and Facebook has already been used and consider you a cheater, resulting in a shadowban.
One of the best Tinder Gold features is being able to see who likes you.
If you are having almost no profiles in this feature, you probably have some sort of a ban.
And that is the end of the test.
If your answer to multiple of these questions is positive Tinder has shadowbanned you.
These are the things we covered for now:
- What is shadowbanned?
- How to tell if you are shadowbanned?
If you had no luck, and you have discovered that you are in trouble, it’s time we fix that.
Recovering from a shadowban is much more complex than getting out of a regular ban.
When you’re banned regularly, you just make another profile and try not to get banned again.
If you have been banned several times your next penalty is the shadowban.
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When shadowbanned Tinder is tracking everything you have ever linked to it in order to ensure you’re not back on Tinder.
So, read carefully and follow the guide to get yourself out of the Tinder blacklist.
There are a few things you need to have before resetting your Tinder profile:
- Unused e-mail and Google Play account, or, if you are an IPhone user, a new ID)
- Unused Facebook profile
- Unused phone number
- IP address for your internet connection must be reset
Some people even say you will need a new phone, but I have not had any problems following the guide you are about to read.
In order to get rid of bans and shadowbans we need to do the, so called, Tinder reset.
This is a very simple step.
Go to settings in the Tinder application.
Find and press the “Delete Account” Taste.
Confirm your choice and move on to step number 2.
We need to do this because we are going to be downloading the app again through a new Google Play account for Android users, or a new ID for IPhone users.
Log into the exsiting Facebook account.
Now, head out to Settings and find “Apps & Websites”.
There, you should see Tinder, and all you need to do now, is, to remove it.
Make yourself a brand-new e-mail address (Gmail) and create a new Facebook account that’s linked to the e-mail address you just made.
We want to create a fresh account to access Google Play Store, or Apple App Store, linked to a fresh email address, because we are going to be downloading the Tinder App through these new accounts.
Use AppStore or PlayStore new acc. to install Tinder.
Unplug your WiFi router for a half a minute, so it gets a new IP address.
Setting up a new profile requires using only unused Facebook accounts, unused e-mail, and unused Google and Apple accounts.
You have to put in a phone number which hasn’t been used for Tinder in the past.
You can use your friend’s number, since you only need it for the codes to log in.
If you want to buy paid versions of Tinder, it is necessary that you do so with a different credit card.
There are a few things you’ll want to take care about after your Tinder reset.
Tinder has some sort of photo recognition built in it.
If your profile got shadowbanned, as an extra precaution, don’t upload the same photos to a new one.
Now is the time to go out and shoot some new photos!
If you have a smartphone you do not use anymore, it might not be a bad idea to do this on it.
The reason for this is because I don’t want to risk having to go through this process again.
I have heard of situations where people got banned again just because they have signed into their old Facebook profile on the same smartphone they just finished Tinder reset on.
Tinder uses very complex mechanisms to ensure security and safety for its users, so you best be prepared for anything.
And there you have it!
I hope I answered the “am I shadowbanned” question and taught you how to go through a shadowbanned check.
Remember to stay out of trouble on Tinder in order to avoid getting reported by the rest of the users.
Make sure to follow all the steps carefully and to avoid uploading the same photos from your old account that’s been shadowbanned.
I wish you all the luck in this world in pursuing greatness in your love life!