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Tinder Messages Disappearing? Here’s Why and What to Do

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  • Mark 

Tinder Messages Disappearing: Reasons and Solutions

If you’ve logged into your Tinder only to find that your messages have all disappeared, there are a few reasons why this could be happening and how to solve it.

Tinder messages can disappear if someone has unmatched you, you have unmatched someone, they’ve deleted their account or they have been banned.

In our short guide below we will cover in more detail why your Tinder chats have disappeared, how to save chats on tinder and whether or not you can try Tinder message recovery to get your chats back.  

Why Do Tinder Chats Disappear? 

Once you match with someone, Tinder allows you to message your match and there is no time limit involved on how long it takes for a conversation to be initiated. 

This means that your Tinder chat can disappear for several other reasons such as – 

  • They have unmatched you – One of the sad things about Tinder matches are that they can unmatch you, don’t take it personally since people call it quits for several different reasons, it’s an inevitable part of your Tinder journey.
  • You’ve unmatched them – It is possible you could have unmatched someone accidentally or on purpose, either way, it will then also delete the conversation. Unmatching some accidentally is very easy just by swiping left over their name.
  • The account is deleted – When someone deletes their account your Tinder messages with them can also disappear. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell if someone has deleted their account or unmatched you.
  • They are banned – If someone has been acting inappropriately on Tinder it is very possible that they could have been banned from using the app, therefore their account is removed.

Moreover, if you are afraid of whether Tinder notify screenshots, then you should read our article about it.

If I Unmatch Someone Can They Still Message Me?

If you’ve unmatched someone as the convo has disappeared, you might be wondering whether or not they can start a new conversation with you. No, people can not continue to message you after your messages have disappeared unless you’ve given them other contact information. 

This is why it’s important to never give out your details unless you are certain you have found a potential match in someone.

Can I Save Tinder Chats? 

So as you can avoid losing Tinder chats again, your probably wondering if there is a way to save Tinder chats or export them, unfortunately, no, when someone deletes their account or unmatches everything between you and that user also goes with them. 

The best way to keep a record of your Tinder chat is by screenshotting them in the future or asking for a contact number so you can carry the chats off the app.

Is It Possible To Recover Missing Tinder Messages? 

There are a few ways to try and recover lost matches and messages on Tinder, one is by logging out and re-logging in again to the app, there are also apps that you can use to backup messages and extract these files, but once again, getting your messages back is not guaranteed.

Last Words

To conclude, if your Tinder messages have disappeared then the user has likely deleted their account or unmatched you or you’ve unmatched them, recovering lost messages is unfortunately not possible in this case. 

In the future, it’s best to screenshot any important messages or get someone’s contact information if you think they are a potential match.



Mark is a Qualified Psychologist & An Algorithm Coach at some of the leading online dating sites. Besides his work, Mark enjoys writing about topics people tend to ask when starting out in the online dating scene, and hence the site A place to share insights and answer some of those pressing questions.View Author posts

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