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Why can’t I delete my Tinder account?

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In this era of dating apps, there is always a 50-50 probability of bad or semi-bad experiences. This can make us want to completely delete our online persona and go off the grid. However, uninstalling the app does not entirely delete your data from their servers.

Sometimes, you may face an issue when trying to delete your Tinder account. This article will tell you why you are unable to delete your account.

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Reasons you’re unable to delete Tinder

There are a few reasons you may be facing an issue trying to delete your Tinder account. Some of them are as follows:

Slow internet

Tinder may take time to load and process your request if your internet connection is slow. Try switching your mobile data or wi-fi on and off. You can also shift your location as you may get a better signal someplace else. You can try again later if you cannot connect to the servers.


Server is down

There is a possibility that Tinder has some technical malfunctions. In this case, you can only wait for the server to get fixed.

Another way to check if their servers are down is by going to Downdetector.com.


Shadowbanning

Unlike the series Shadowhunters, Shadowbanning is not cool. What does it mean?

Tinder partially bans your account, allowing you only to log in, swipe left or right, and view your previous messages. It will hide you from other users, thus not letting you get any matches.

Tinder does not inform the user if they have been shadowbanned and this might restrict you from deleting your account.

If you have been shadowbanned, purchasing premium features may not help you. You can still reply to your previous matches.

So, the number of days that a shadowban lasts depends on the degree of your violation against Tinder’s terms. It can be a few days, a month, or even three. The end of this ban will probably result in the deletion of your account.

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If you are shadowbanned and cannot delete your account, you can try making a new one. However, make sure it is not linked to your previous account; maybe use a different email, as Tinder will keep hold of your data and shadowban you again if it notices any new accounts made by you.

Also read: How to get verified on Tinder?


Other solutions

There are some basic solutions you can try in case you are not satisfied with the above-mentioned reasons:

  • You can try uninstalling and re-installing the Tinder app.
  • Clear the Tinder app’s cache by going to the Apps option on your phone’s Settings and tap on Tinder. It will show you several options, one of which is to clear Tinder’s cache.
  • Try opening your profile on their website, tinder.com.
  • You can contact try to contact Tinder’s customer help in case you need further assistance.
If you have now recognised the reasons for not being able to delete your Tinder account, you can try again. Also, if you have subscribed to Tinder Gold or Platinum, remember to cancel your subscription before deleting your account.

Also read: How to get unbanned from Tinder?

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