How to Use Tantan App for Free

Tantan is a popular Chinese dating app that lets you browse users you would date by swiping. It’s like Tinder but Chinese, and yes, it has broad features like albums and playing games with the users. Even though Tinder may be simpler to use, Tantan is generally preferred by users because it can detect fake pictures relatively quickly. This makes users feel safer because most users tend to use their own pictures.

Here’s the review of the Tantan app, and how to use it.

How do I download Tantan and set it up?

To install the Tantan app, download it from the Play Store. Simply search it from the Play Store or App Store to begin the download, then open the app once it has been installed.

how to use tantan app for free

Tantan provides two ways for users to register and log in – phone verification and Facebook. Users can log in to Tantan using their Facebook accounts. Be aware that Facebook could give notifications to your Facebook friends when you sign up to Tantan using Facebook (you can turn off the notifications though).

Tantan will first ask you to choose a profile picture. It is important to remember that the picture must be of yourself as Tantan can detect fake pictures. If not, Tantan may block your account temporarily.

How do I use the Tantan app for free and get matches?

To get matches on Tantan, you don’t need to fill in your profile information. A good picture is all you need. The rest is up to you to like and skip someone by swiping left or right.

Tantan has two likes options: like and super-like. Super-like is when you like someone and you will get noticed more because people who use super-like are kind of rare. It’s rare because you have to pay it to super-like someone. In my country, it costs about $2/month and is included in Tantan VIP paid features. We will talk about this paid feature later on.

To summarise, you can swipe left to skip someone, right to like them, and tap the blue button on the right to super-like them. Tapping on a profile picture will provide more information about the person as well as additional pictures.

Other information that will be displayed includes the location or city they live in, the range (which can be changed to km or miles), when they were last seen on the app, and their interests and hobbies. There is also a blue badge that says “Photo profile verified” which means that the user has verified that their pictures are real.

Let’s take a look at the detail. This is what interests and hobbies look like. Users can insert their own interests in music, movies, food, type of workout, books, and more.

Now try to swipe right the ones you’re interested in and swipe left the ones you’re not into. For free users, there are limitations to swipe right/like someone.

How do I personalize my Tantan profile to get more matches?

To maximize your chances of getting more matches on Tantan, be sure to fill out your profile interests and hobbies. This will help potential matches learn more about you and what you’re passionate about, making it more likely that they’ll swipe right.

Tap the menu button then tap your profile picture to visit your profile. Here, you can change how you look on the Tantan app. You can change your name, your birthday, your gender, your pictures, your bio, your information (job, education, etc), and your personality (interest and hobby).

Personalizing your profile is easy. Tap each option and then write everything you want to fill that option. You can fill up to 6 pictures. Make sure you upload the best picture you have, to get more matches.

From the Tantan app’s Settings, you can change the distance, location, the ages of users you want to see, and other privacy settings.

How do I get more matches by using Tantan paid features?

There are two ways to get more matches on Tantan by using paid features: 1) Tantan VIP; 2) Step-Up.

Tantan VIP gives you access to all of the premium features, including 5 super likes per day, an exclusive badge, unlimited likes, unlimited rewinds, and swipes around the globe. The Step-Up feature gives you priority in the Tantan algorithm, so you will get more views.

How do I date and meet people safely from Tantan matches?

If you’re looking for love or companionship, it’s important to date and meets people safely. Here are some professional tips to help you stay safe while meeting people from Tantan matches:

  • Get to know the person well before meeting them in person. Take your time to exchange messages and get to know them better. If they’re asking personal questions or being overly pushy, it’s best to move on.
  • When meeting someone for the first time, always meet in a public place and let someone know where you’ll be.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable or something doesn’t seem right, don’t hesitate to end the date or walk away.

Once you’ve matched with someone on Tantan, you can start chatting with them to get to know them better. The chat feature is easy to use and has more features than Tinder, including albums and a timeline. This will help you get to know your match better and see if there’s a potential connection.


You’ve learned how to use the Tantan app with more guidance on using it the right way to get more matches. If you don’t really like Tantan and have better preferences for dating apps, let us know in the comment below. If you don’t like Tantan, you can use MiChat instead.

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