Things were going fine, right? You either got back on Tinder after your account got banned once or you were enjoying conversations with lovely people.
Things stopped going fine when your account got put under review. It’s like everything got paused on your account, except your head is left full of questions about it.
Whether you may like it or not, your Tinder account is put under review for a reason, if not many.
It’s a dating app, it’s not the end of the world, but you surely were enjoying the conversations and the experience on it.
Well, here’s everything you need to know about this!
What does “Your account is under review” mean on Tinder?
Ultimately, this means you’ve done something wrong. Doing something wrong gets you reported by other people but it also sends bad signals to Tinder.
Since Tinder values users’ safety and security, if you’ve displayed wrongful behavior or robotic-ish activity, then putting your account under review is Tinder’s way of checking whether you’re trustworthy or not.
It’s pretty much, you did something and now those actions are being reviewed for whether you stay on the app or get banned.
You know if your Tinder account is under review when you log in your account, and you see
Thank you — Your account is under review.
This will only take a few minutes, but you do have time for a snack.
Tinder notifies you when your account is being reviewed, hence there’s no need to undergo steps to find out about it.
Tinder account under review: photo verification
You can voluntarily proceed to verify your account on Tinder through pictures to show Tinder that it’s you indeed.
That’ll put a blue sticker with a checkmark on your profile letting other users know that your profile is verified.
It can take you a few minutes to a day, depending on the ‘realness’ of your profile.
However, when Tinder demands that you make a photo verification before you proceed using the app, that’s when you’ve got to rethink your activity on the app.
When your behavior doesn’t seem right to Tinder, especially if your pictures look like they’re stolen from the internet, you might be required to verify your account with pictures.
The pictures you take will then be reviewed within a few minutes or hours, again, depending on the ‘realness’ of your account.
If everything’s alright and not stolen or offensive, you’ll be allowed back on the app. If not, you’ll either get banned or shadowbanned by Tinder.
Why is my Tinder account under review? 5 reasons Tinder puts accounts under review!
Understanding what “Your account is under review.” is an easy task. But comprehending the reasons why Tinder put your account under review, takes a bit of an in-depth analysis.
It becomes even more agitating when you know you’ve been good and did nothing wrong, right?
Well, there’s not just one single answer to this!
Here’s why your Tinder account is under review:
Of course, if you violate them, you’ll catch Tinder’s eye.
This review is to make sure that your account’s activity hasn’t been violating the rules, and doing something about it if it has been doing so.
2. Your behavior seemed suspicious or robotic
According to you, you did nothing wrong. However, your innocent behavior might’ve sparked a red-flag behavior on Tinder.
Here’s a bit of what could look suspicious or robotic behavior
- Swiping right every single profile without taking much time to look at them.
- Making a joke about selling something on your bio (Tinder’s bots don’t understand our jokes that well).
- Making a joke about your behavior on your bio.
- Sending the same message to a lot, if not all, of your matches; etc.
3. You’ve been reported multiple times
When you’re reported multiple times by other Tinder users, your account rings the safety alarms of Tinder.
A lot of people revenge-report their ex or someone who they don’t like, hence Tinder sometimes doesn’t automatically ban an account when it’s been reported.
Instead, Tinder takes its time to review that account, to see whether that person is violating its rules and whether there’s something inappropriate about their profile.
Seeing your behavior as disturbing to the other users of Tinder or seeing your behavior as a risk to users’ safety will lead to a permanent ban from the app.
4. You’ve been banned on the app before
Tinder recognized it’s you trying to sneak back into the app after being banned.
This often happens when you create a new Tinder account after being banned or reported.
Tinder recognizes your profile, in this case, your account has to be put under review to see whether it’s you again or not.
In case you’re surprised by this, Tinder can recognize your pictures, your face, and your data if you’ve been banned before.
Bans are permanent, hence if they doubt it’s a banned user trying to get back on the app, they’ll put that account under review to check whether this is indeed a person who’s been banned before on Tinder or not.
5. You’re using information from a banned account or a banned device
When Tinder bans you, it bans your device and phone number as well.
If you’re using someone else’s device or phone number, then you might want to be careful.
Tinder, besides recognizing a banned face, recognizes a banned device and phone number as well.
This can lead to Tinder suspecting this is a banned user trying to sneak back into the app, hence putting your account under review until this is sorted out.
How long does it take for Tinder to review your account? Is your account taking too long?
Tinder said you have time for a snack, but you’ve had your snack, your dinner, and your breakfast… Things don’t seem to be moving. Your account looks like it’s still locked.
Why is this review taking so long?
A Tinder account review can take minutes to days. Depending on the issue and the reason why Tinder is reviewing your account. It all depends on your ‘history’ with the app.
According to Tinder, it doesn’t take them too long to review your account: it takes a few minutes.
But according to the users, this takes more than just “a few” minutes. It takes hours, and sometimes even days.
Here’s when a Tinder review lasts for longer or shorter periods:
- If you’ve just registered on Tinder and you chose to do the verification process then the review will only take a couple of minutes.
That’s what it usually takes to put your profile together and confirm that your profile isn’t fake. You take the pictures as instructed, and you’re good to go.
- If you’ve been using Tinder and you got this notification out of nowhere, then chances are it’ll take a few hours or even days for your profile to be reviewed.
This means Tinder spotted something unusual about your profile and account, hence they’re taking the needed measures to see if you’re a genuine one.
- If you got banned on Tinder and now you’re trying to get back in, then Tinder might take a few days as well to review your new account.
Usually, it’s a sign they recognized something off from your profile, and it often results in another ban, however you’ve got to wait and see.
What happens while your Tinder account is under review?
Besides getting the notification that your account is under review, you’ll be experiencing a few other things on the app!
Since it looks like your account has been put on hold, your account is pretty much locked for a while.
Here’s what happens when your account is under review:
- You can’t swipe until the review is done.
- You can’t delete your Tinder account while it is under review.
- You can log in, but you can’t do any activities on the app.
- Your matches can’t see your profile until the review is done.
- You won’t be able to send messages to your matches.
- You won’t be able to receive messages from your matches.
Unfortunately, there is no hack that’ll help you escape Tinder, while your account is under review.
What you can do though, is wait and see what Tinder decides to do with your account. That brings us to the next question, what does Tinder do with your account?
Your account got reviewed, now what? Here’s what happens after your account gets reviewed on Tinder
You’re waiting impatiently while Tinder takes its time to review your account.
After the review is done, you’ll either end up feeling excited to get back to your matches or agitated that you’ve waited for so long just to get banned.
How is this gonna end?
Well, there’s a variety of endings between the “Your account has been verified” and “Your account has been banned”
Here’s what happens after your account is reviewed on Tinder:
– Your account gets banned.
Tinder can recognize your face, and if you did a photo verification on your previously banned account, then you’re likely to get banned again.
What it takes for Tinder to ban your account, is simply reviewing and ‘removing doubts’ that you’re trying to get back on the app or that you’re not following the rules of Tinder.
If you’re attempting to get back on Tinder after you’ve been banned before, you’ll need entirely new information, a new phone number, a new device, new pictures, everything!
Tinder will recognize you through the information (be it social media, email, phone number, etc) if it’s been previously used on your (now banned) account.
– Your account gets shadowbanned.
You’ve got good news, you’ve got back on the app like a champion, but that bubble will burst within a matter of hours when you face the ‘loneliness’ you feel while using the app.
When your account gets shadowbanned on Tinder it can feel very dusty and lonely, it’s as if you’re all alone in a large room filled with pictures.
This is seen as Tinder’s tactic to keep their ‘problematic’ users from trying to open new accounts, but also to make them find a solution and pay for the premium features of Tinder.
If you’re back on the app after Tinder reviewed your account, yet things feel off and lonely, you’re probably shadowbanned.
– Your account gets verified: You get allowed to proceed using the app.
If Tinder doesn’t find anything wrong in your profile while reviewing, you’ll be back on the app with a blue sticker with a checkmark on your profile.
That checkmark will let other users know that your profile is verified, you’re a real person, and that you’re not a catfish.
There’s not much to this one. The review gets done, you get back on the app, and you’re good to go.
In a way, your profile gets unlocked and you can get back to your activity on the app.
– Your account gets verified to then get banned after a short period.
A large number of people have been reporting that very shortly after their account got verified on Tinder their account got banned from the app.
This could be a result of your behavior after your account gets verified, or simply Tinder changing its mind regarding your account on the app.
You might or might not get another notification that your account is put under review before you get banned.
Bottom line: Your Tinder account is under review, what’s there left to do?
Getting notified that your Tinder account is under review can be frustrating especially if you’ve had conversations going on with your matches.
You might lose them forever, or you might get back to them right away. Until then, you’re left waiting impatiently to find out which result is going to be yours.
Well, there’s nothing left to do but wait – patiently or impatiently however you’d like.
A few things to keep in mind,
- You cannot do any activity on Tinder while your account is under review.
- You’re likely to get banned if you’ve been banned on Tinder before.
- The review might take a while depending on your activity and the realness of your account.
Best of luck,