Can OnlyFans Creators See Your Email?

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Every social media platform is different in terms of what information is automatically accessible to both the public and the people you choose to connect with. More and more, people are wising up to the benefits of online privacy, and this may be particularly true when it comes to subscribing to someone’s OnlyFans account.

There are a number of reasons why you might want to keep your identity anonymous from both OnlyFans creators and other users on the platform, but identity can be revealed in a number of ways. So what all do OnlyFans creators actually see when you subscribe to their content?

Can OnlyFans creators see your email?

One of the most common concerns OF users have is whether or not the creators they subscribe to can see their email address. The platform does require that information when you sign up, whether you are paying for content or not, and our email addresses can often act as a digital footprint used to dig up more information about us across the internet.

But as it turns out, there’s no need to worry. Your email address is not visible to anyone on the site—including the creators. 

People also can’t search for you by email address, and there’s no opportunity for your account to pop up as someone people may know if your email is in their contacts, as happens on some social media sites.

Can OnlyFans creators see your name?

When you sign up for OnlyFans, you will be asked to provide a name, email, and password. You do not have to use your real name, as whatever you decide to call yourself will show up in your profile. And your profile will be accessible to OF creators once you’ve subscribed to their content.

If you signed up using your real name and would like to change it, that’s easy enough to do. On the homepage, click on the three dots on the bottom lefthand side, then navigate to “settings.” Here, you will be able to change your “Display name” to whatever you would like.

Can OnlyFans creators see your credit card information?

OnlyFans creators are not privy to your payment details if you subscribe to them, either. All transactions on the site are processed through a third party, keeping all of your financial information—including the name on your credit or debit card—private.

It is worth noting, however, that paid OnlyFans subscriptions do show up on your credit card or bank statement, generally as some variation of “OnlyFans” or “OF” included in the transaction title.

What information can OnlyFans creators see?

Now that we’ve established that OnlyFans creators can’t see who you are from your name (unless you use your real name), your email address, or your credit card info (both of which they can’t see at all), what information can they see?

The short answer is they can see any information on your public profile. You can see what this looks like to the public at any point in time by clicking on the gray circle with your initials on it on the top lefthand side of the OF homepage. 

If you aren’t happy with what’s visible, you can click on “Edit Profile” from there, or navigate to settings as described above. Both options will take you to a page that will allow you to change the information that appears to the public, including creators.

That information includes:

  • Your username
  • Your display name
  • Your bio
  • Your location
  • Your website URL
  • Your Amazon wishlist
  • Your avatar
  • Your cover photo

Some of these things may sound concerning at first, but don’t panic! OnlyFans does not automatically pull information like your location or any links associated to you—you have to enter these manually, and you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

The only items you’re required to have on this page are your username (which is assigned at random when you sign up for OnlyFans, but which you can edit at any time), and your display name. If you erase the display name field, it will auto-populate with your username. (Don’t forget to save your changes when you’re finished!)

By default, creators will also be able to see if you are online by way of a little green dot that pops up next to your photo (or the space where your photo should be, if you leave it blank) on your profile. But you can actually change this, too. On the page where you edit your profile, click on “Privacy and safety,” then click the slider next to “Show activity status.” If it’s blue, your activity status is public. If it’s gray, nobody will know if you are online except for you.

One thing to keep in mind when you are deciding whether to fill your profile with a custom username, photos, website URL, or Amazon wishlist, is whether any of those choices will lead back to your true identity. For instance, if the username you choose is the same as, or similar to, a username you use among friends on a site like Twitter or Instagram. 

Overall, OnlyFans does a great job of allowing for discretion among subscribers. And if you’re still worried your information could somehow be compromised down the line, you can always sign up for a new email account to use just with OnlyFans—but it ultimately shouldn’t be necessary.

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