In this post lets look at each Tinder icons meaning. Keep scrolling… Lets go Screen by screen for easy & Quick understanding.
This is the screen that shows the details / Photos of each person near you. There are 10 Icons and symbols present on this screen. Lets start from the Top left & move downwards:
– Person icon ( Present on the top left corner )
Taping on this icon takes you to your profile Dashboard ( From where you can navigate to other settings screens like Preferences screen, Upgrade to Tinder Plus screen etc. ). To go back to the encounters screen ie. The screen checkout more profiles. You need to tap on the Gray flame icon on the Top again.
– Flame icon ( Present on the top center )
While you are on the Encounters page, this icon is not useful. But as mentioned in the earlier point. When you are out of the encounters page and lost inside the app, tapping on this flame icon will bring you back to the encounters screen instantly. This is one the very useful Tinder icons.
– Group of people icon ( Present on the top center – near the Flame icon )
Taping on this icon takes you from the normal Dating mode  to the Social mode . These 2 icons can be toggled to move to which ever mode you wish to be in. Tinder social is a new feature by Tinder to get you connected with nearby interest groups. You can be part of a group that is planning on an activity -or- an entire group can get connected to another group to hangout. Still confused? Check out this video to understand Tinder Social even better ( Turn On your Audio please ):
– Tinder Chat icon ( Present on the top right corner )
Taping on this icon takes you to the Chats & Messaging section of Tinder. Once you go there, you can select any contact and start chatting with them ( You can only chat with Matches ). Here you can also see the list of new matches and initiate chat ( including Tinder Social matches ). Now tap on the Tinder Flame icon  to again get back to the screen we were in.
– Tinder Book icon ( The open book like icon present near the Profile name )
This open book icon shows the common interests you have with the person you looking at. Taping on it will take you to a screen that shows all the common interests. These common interests are nothing but the Facebook pages you at the other person has liked in common [ So yes, one simple trick to get more matches in Tinder is: Find facebook pages that are more liked by girls & like it. Simple 🙂 ]
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– Common friends icon ( Group of people like icon present near the Profile name )
This icon shows the number of common friends you and the person in the profile have. The number near the icon denotes the count. Taping on this icon will show you the friends that are common to you and that person in Facebook.
– Rewind last swipe icon ( Loop like icon present at the bottom left corner )
As the name reads, using this icon you can rewind your last swipe ie. If you have by mistake Liked or Dis-liked a profile, you can undo it. This icon gives you that power. But it comes with a cost. You would need to upgrade to Tinder plus, to use this icon 😐 …yeah it sucks!
– The X icon ( Present on the bottom left – near the Rewind icon )
This Tinder icon is meant to Dislike a Profile. Tapping on it has the same effect as swiping left on a profile. If you have Tinder Plus membership, you can undo this action. Or else its irreversible 🙁
– Lightning Bolt Boost icon ( Present at the bottom center )
This bolt like Tinder icon is meant to Boost your presence in your area. You get 1 free boost every month. Once you use this, your profile will be the top profile in your area for 30 full mins! 🙂 You can pay and get more boosts as well.
– Tinder Heart icon ( Green heart like icon present at the bottom right )
In the latest version of Tinder this icon has become green. But yes, as you guessed this Tinder icon is for liking profiles. It has the same effect as swiping right. It is the opposite of the X icon. Once you have liked a person, you cant undo it unless you have Tinder Plus.
– Super Like Tinder Icon meaning ( A Star like icon present at bottom right )
Use this icon when you are desperate. This is called the SUPER LIKE icon & when tap on it, Tinder sends a nudge to the person saying that you are super interested on the person. There are certain number of Super Like’s free every month. You can upgrade to Tinder Plus and get more super likes.
Apart from the above icons, you can also see the Instagram pictures ( if any ) uploaded by the person.
Hope you learnt each Tinder icons meaning is and what each Tinder symbol stands for. We will keep this post updated with more latest news from Tinder 🙂
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