While there are apps like Ship and Wingman that let you choose dates for your friends, Tinder still doesn’t provide such an option. So, in these tough times, if you want to help your friends find Tinder dates, here’s how you can swipe friends on Tinder.
How to Swipe With Friends on Tinder
If you just want to see the profile your friends are scrolling on Tinder, a web conferencing app might do it. For example, Google Meet allows you to share your mobile screen with your friends. Once set up, your friends will be able to see your entire screen in real-time, as well as video chat with you, however, only you can control your screen.
If your friend also wants to control your screen, an app like TeamViewer is a better choice. In case you didn’t know, TeamViewer is a popular app that lets you control other Android & iOS devices remotely. And the best part is, it’s free, doesn’t need to register, and it works across platforms.
Using TeamViewer on Android is a 2 step process.
- People who want to access remote devices need to install TeamViewer for Remote Control
- In fact, other parties who want their devices to be controlled need to install the TeamViewer QuickSupport apps In our case, the person who owns the Tinder app.
Step 1: Host Device
We’re assuming you’re running the Tinder app on your Android smartphone, while your friend helps you swipe remotely. To get started, install the TeamViewer QuickSupport app on your smartphone, also install the Tinder app if you haven’t already. For the sake of this article, I’m going to show you the steps for Android, but the process is pretty much the same for iPhone too.
Once you open the app, it will all show a pop-up asking permission to pull other apps. To grant permission, tap the Settings button, and on the next page, toggle on the switch next to “Allow display over other apps“.
If you have a Samsung device, there will also be a pop-up asking for Knox’s permission. Tap Activate.
After you grant permission, TeamViewer QuickSupport will ask you to download an add-on called “TeamViewer Universal Add-On“. To do that, tap on the “Download” button and next tap on Install.
After you have installed the Universal TeamViewer Add-On, return to the TeamViewer QuickSupport application. This will generate a 9 digit ID. This ID is required so that other people can connect to your device. You can share your ID via any app or just tap “SEND MY ID …” and tap “Copy to Clipboard” to copy the link and ID.
After you share the ID, stay on the TeamViewer QuickSupport app, or the connection will fail.
Step 2: Your device
Next, ask your remote friend to install the TeamViewer Remote Control
Once your friend opens the app, he will see an option to enter Partner ID, the same 9 digit ID that you shared with them at the end of step 1. Copy-paste the code, and tap “REMOTE CONTROL“.
On other Android devices (smartphones with Tinder installed), you will receive a notification to “ALLOW” the connection. You will also get the name of the device which tries to control your device, check the name before you tap Allow.
If you get some connection error messages, make sure you are using Cellular Data and not Wi-Fi. Also, make sure the TeamViewer QuickSupport app is opened on the remote Android device.
TeamViewer works on most devices perfectly. However, on certain devices, such as the Pixel and Redmi 8A Dual, you cannot control the Android device remotely. You can only look at the screen and guide users to perform their own actions. On such devices, it is no different from sharing the screen.
To fix this, you can use the AnyDesk Remote Control app. This application is available on various platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, etc. AnyDesk setup is almost the same as TeamViewer where you have to enter the 9 digit ID of the remote Android device. In AnyDesk, you also have the option to give unattended access to the controlling Android device by setting up a password. However, given the number of scams, I would recommend you stay away from this option.