Although Bumble is a free online dating app, users can spend money for special perks that can give them more visibility and popularity on the platform.
If dating is not your type, you can also use the site to find friends. Just switch from the regular Bumble mode to BumbleBff Mode to search for people who are only looking for platonic relationships and nothing more.
For people who aren't looking for personal connections, but business ones. Think of it as a dating app version of LinkedIn. Instead of looking for a date, you can look for people to fund your startup, search for contractors and suppliers, gain network connections, increase your knowledge about your niche and gain access to valuable resources for your industry.
If you want to make it known that you are really interested in a person, you can do a SuperSwipe, which can be bought using Bumble coins. SuperSwipe is similar to a regular swipe right, except that the other party will be notified that you paid for a SuperSwipe to get their attention. It means that you must really like them if you will spend money just to get their attention.
Every now and then, Bumble sponsors real life events in the form of Bumble hive. The event is open to all Bumble dating, BFF and Bizz members and you can use your Bumble profile as an entrance ticket into these events. Bumble Hive is an opportunity for members to not only meet up with other users for fun, friendship, flirts or dating, but business-minded members can also use the event to gain potential business partners, investors and other connections. The event also have symposiums and conferences headed by expert speakers on various topics such as building your career or how to pitch your ideas successfully.
Bumble's blog, the BeeHive, is a great resource for everything dating-related. From guides on how to make your profile more appealing, to Bumble updates and event announcements, the BeeHive has everything you need to stay up-to-date.
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Virtual Dating Badge
Bumble lets your profile sport a "Virtual Dating" badge to signify that you are ready to interact via video or voice call. Since Bumble has always been about exchanging witty banter via chat, these added features are indeed a huge step forward. Through the video chat or voice call functions, Bumble users can be more intimate with their matches.
Snapchat Lenses for Bumble video call
The premium dating site has partnered with another social media app Snapchat to add fun AR backgrounds during a Bumble video call. However, users will not be able to add beauty filters to change their appearance to make sure that they display their honest selves during calls.
Women Incognito Mode
‘Incognito Mode’ will allow female users to access the app without being seen, and only becoming visible to the men who they’ve liked. This feature will be available to female premium members by Q3 of 2021.
Trauma Support in Partnership with Bloom
Bumble users who have experience sexual assaults or relationship abuse can get in touch with the Bumble feedback team and get access of up to six free therapy sessions with Bloom. Safety has always been Bumble’s mission and with this principle, they want to create a safe and equitable environment for their community.
Bumble has a "Sober" badge allowing users to celebrate their drinking preferences and sobriety on their profiles. The app asked members their drinking and smoking preferences during account registration but Bumble deemed these were not enough representation of the community.
Consumer Store & Apparel Range
The launch of Bumble Shop is the popular app’s first public venture into the consumer retail space. The app has released a capsule collection of Bumble Basics, including t-shirts, hats, sweaters, accessories, and games. These items are now available for purchase at the official Bumble website.
Audio & Video Prompts
Bumble users may now add 30-second audio prompts and videos to their profiles. Users can replace their main profile images with short videos, with or without audio.
Bumble’s privacy software on the platform detects if you’ve been sent an inappropriate, lewd photo on the site. Upon spotting it, the feature will give you the power whether or not you’d want to view it. Private Detector will warn you that an image sent to you may contain nudity and if you do not wish to see it, it will give you the option to decline.
Users may send a quick message to someone without having to match using the compliments option. Singles can only send one free Compliment every day.
The Compliments feature will display as a yellow symbol with a heart inside a speech bubble beneath a user's profile. Sending this brief message count as a right swipe, so users should send it to those they wish to match.
The website uses innovative technology to remove intimate images while not receiving the images themselves.
The platform will now enable users to have a ‘reproductive rights’ badge on their profile to display support for reproductive rights.