We’re thrilled to announce Clue Connect — the most requested feature since we initially launched Clue back in 2013.
Clue Connect is a simple and secure way for you to give information about your menstrual cycle to partners, friends and family — making it easier to connect with the important people in your life and open up the conversation about periods, fertility and health.
When you connect with a friend, partner or family member in Clue, you will be showing them dates for your current and predicted cycle: menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and fertile window. All other data points are still private and will remain private. We worked with a third party data security agency to make sure it stays that way.
Who can benefit from Clue Connect?
Thousands of Clue users told us that they want to share their cycle information with their partners — and partners told us they want to better understand and support the people they love. We also heard from parents who wanted a way to support their children through the early years of their menstrual cycles and friends who wanted to take the awkwardness out of talking about periods. We built Clue Connect to meet the needs of all of these relationships.
Clue Connect makes it easier for people in relationships to talk about periods, mood swings and possible times they can become pregnant. It helps couples plan life’s big and small decisions. And it can bring couples closer over an important part of life, making them feel more connected.
Friends and siblings can use Clue Connect to share cycle information with each other. It can take some of the awkwardness out of talking about periods, fertile windows and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and it helps friends and siblings feel closer and more connected by their shared life experiences — no matter how much time or distance there is between them.
Parents and children can also use Clue Connect to share cycle information with each other. When children have access to information, they are more likely to initiate conversations, and that can take some of the awkwardness out of talking to children about periods. It helps parents become more supportive and eases the effect of mood swings on the family. And it makes it easier for parents to teach their daughters about their menstrual cycles and when they are most at risk of getting pregnant as they enter their fertile years.
How to use Clue Connect
To start sharing your cycle, click on the new Clue Connect icon at the bottom of your screen, then tap “Add someone else’s cycle here” to see a friend’s Clue cycle or “Invite someone to view your cycle” to share with someone not currently tracking in Clue. If the recipient tracks their cycle in Clue, you’ll be able to see theirs as well. If the recipient doesn’t have a cycle (e.g. a male partner), they will just be able to see your cycle and nothing else inside of the Clue app.
What if you want to stop sharing your cycle?
Break up? Enter menopause? Or simply don’t want to share with someone anymore? Disconnecting is easy. All you have to do is go to Settings → Connections → Click on connection → Disconnect. Clue Connect was created with the tracking user at the center, so no one has control over your cycle information but you. You control your data and have the power to share that (or not!) with anyone you’d like.
“There hasn’t always been an easy and open dialogue around periods, but to actually understand and take care of our bodies we need to talk about menstrual health. Clue Connect makes this easier by bringing people closer, connecting them through this important part of life.” -Ida Tin, CEO and co-founder of Clue