There’s a green dot you’ve been seeing on Tinder, and you’ve been seeing it for a reason!
It is for sure a way you can tell that someone is recently active on Tinder.
The statistics show that Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. The app has active and inactive users.
Due to that, Tinder doesn’t show active users only. Tinder shows inactive profiles as well (although, not frequently).
There are some misunderstandings and misconceptions when it comes to the meaning of the green dot and the recently active status on Tinder.
For clarification, you can’t tell if someone is online on Tinder, the green dot does not have any function for that purpose.
Exactly what that green dot is, how you can use it in your favor, and other details will be explained in the article below.
Let’s find out, shall we?
What Does The Green Dot on Tinder Mean?
The green dot on a Tinder profile indicates that the person has been active within 24 hours on the app/site.
That being said, the green dot is one of the ways to know if someone is active on Tinder or not.
However, the green dot on Tinder does not stand for a Tinder online status, as there is no such thing on the app/site.
Essentially, the green dot you see next to a Tinder profile and next to your Likes You (which you can use in your favor) stands for the user’s recently active status.
It’s helpful and useful to pay attention to, especially if you’re trying to find someone on Tinder.
As we always do here on datingzest, we’ll get straight to the point:
Recently Active Status on Tinder – What’s the Meaning of it?
You already understood that the green dot you see next to the profile name can be seen by basically all the Tinder users.
A recently active status on Tinder means that the Tinder profile has been active within 24 hours. The green dot on a Tinder profile does NOT mean that the user is currently online.
It means that the person has been recently active (recently, meaning within the last 24 hours).
They can be active at the moment, or they could have been active an hour ago, you can’t precisely know the moment they’re active.
It can be a few hours, it can be minutes, but not more than 24 hours.
If the person hasn’t been active for more than 24 hours, then the green dot will not show on a Tinder profile.
“But I and Gertrude agreed to stop using Tinder, d-does this mean she’s b-been…”
Yes, that green dot on Gertrude’s profile means she’s been using Tinder within the last 24 hours. And yes, she probably saw your green dot too.
Through the green dot, you can know if a Tinder account is active or not. In this case, the green dot means the profile is active.
Note: You can see the recently active status of other people, but you can no longer see the recently active status of your matches on Tinder.
Can somebody else see my recently active status on Tinder?
Yes, somebody else can see your recently active status on Tinder.
However, if you don’t want anyone to see your green dot on Tinder, here are 5 steps you can take (suggested by Tinder):
- Open Tinder
- Tap the profile icon
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down and tap into Recently Active Status
- Set the “Show Activity Status” toggle to OFF
What Does the Green Dot on Likes You on Tinder mean?
“With Likes You, Tinder lets you see which potential matches have already liked you. Now, you can see which of those potential matches have been Recently Active.”
Taken from Tinder
Very obviously, you get to see if the people who liked you were recently active so that you can like them back and get a match instantly.
As you may already know, you cannot see the people who like you, unless you’re subscribed to Tinder Gold or Tinder Platinum.
If you’re not subscribed to any of the premium features on Tinder, you can only see the green dot and their blurred profile picture.
“Once you’ve subscribed to Tinder Gold or Platinum, you'll notice a green dot next to the names of any potential matches who've been online in the last 24 hours.”
Likes You is a premium feature on Tinder Gold, and Platinum (you get a lot more premium features besides Likes You).
Tinder Gold and Platinum offer you the opportunity to see the people who like you through the Likes You premium feature.
Now, you can see the green dot on the profile pictures of the people who liked you. It means they’ve been active within the last 24 hours.
It is a good thing because you’ll know that the person who liked you, is using the app so that you can like them back and get a match.
Once again, you cannot know if they’re currently online or not, but you know they’ve been active recently.
If you wish to get Tinder Gold and see who likes you:
Open Tinder, tap your profile icon, go to your Settings, and simply tap on Get Tinder Gold.
If you wish to get Tinder Platinum:
Open Tinder, tap your profile icon, go to your Settings, and tap on Get Tinder Platinum if it’s available or visible on your Settings.
Note: At the moment, Tinder Platinum is only available as an upgrade for Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold subscribers.
Swipe right on them, match instantly, opens with an interesting/funny line, and knock yourself out!
Is there a green dot on Bumble?
The answer to this one is pretty simple.
According to this picture, there is a green dot on Bumble:
BUUT, in fact there is no green dot on bumble that indicates whether the user is online or has recently been online.
There you have it. Everything you needed to know about the green dot and the recently active status on Tinder.