Why it’s popular: This app allows people to find strangers around them to chat with and share photos.
What parents should know:
- Users must connect to Tinder with a Facebook account. The app says it uses Facebook data to make sure users are matched with people with similar interests in common friends. Tinder does not post content to Facebook.
- Users can chat with each other inside the app. Once two users have “matched” (which requires that they both “like” each other), they’re able to send messages directly to each other.
- Users can block or “unmatch” with another user and it’s permanent – they cannot rematch or be unblocked at any time with either account.