Bumble has new features!
And they promise to substantially improve the experience of using Bumble.
The best part?
All of them are completely free.
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Bumble’s New Features
Record your voice answering one of Bumble's prompts to create a better (and faster) connection with other profiles.
Why yes, you must know this feature from Hinge.
Because lately, Bumble has its eyes on every movement that Hinge makes.
As things are going, in no time, the next feature will be voice notes in the chat.
Compliments in Bumble let you attach a comment to a photo, prompt, or even the profile bio.
Bumble Compliments copy the exact working of Hinge’s matching system.
Although there’s a massive downside besides the 80 character limit.
If you happen to comment on a profile of someone who already liked you, or if you match through a comment, the Compliment feature starts the chat immediately.
And why is this a bad thing?
Because when that happens, the other person just has 24 hours to reply before the match expires.
And no, Extends can’t be used in this case, so save your money.
For active users, this won’t be an issue at all, but for busy people, this feature can take away the chance to get more conversations.
If Bumble wanted to copy Hinge, they should’ve thought better about their 24-hour timers before doing so.
Hovalo Tip: Too busy to catch your Bumble matches before they’re gone? Our online dating outsourcing service can handle all of your Bumble conversations while you focus on what matters the most.
Another small feature you will find in the profiles is that Bumble will let you know when the algorithm thinks you’d make a good match with someone.
Sort of like what Hinge does.
The Best Photo feature pays attention to the picture that gets the most right swipes and features it as the first photo of your profile.
Bumble’s Best Photo is the twin brother of Tinder’s Smart Photos and has been around since the beginning of 2022.
According to Bumble’s website, a complete profile in combination with Best Photo “can improve your chances of making matches and finding your next connection”.
Just like it happens with Smart Photos, there are a couple of details that make it somewhat unreliable and not the best option for a profile.
- The amount of data received
- The limitation to swipe before looking at the whole profile
- The “best photo” appears twice (sometimes in a row)
This is why we always recommend creating a stunning profile first and then playing around with the app’s features (Bumble or any other).
When you do that, instead of trusting algorithms, your chances of matching really increase because you are standing out from the rest.
If you already have a good profile and want to experiment, go ahead.
Yes, we know, Bumble Badges aren’t new per se.
They’ve been around for a while now, and their success has ensured that they’re here to stay.
The new Bumble feature regarding Badges is that they keep expanding to help connect better.
Right now, each profile can have up to five interest badges from over 150 to choose from.
On top of that, Bumble is rolling around seasonal and special badges so you can display specific interests, like your love for Halloween, your vaccination status, or your University.
Use them to compliment the information on your bio or as an icebreaker!
Bumble’s Bantr Live lets you talk with a stranger for 3 minutes without knowing anything from each other except for your names.
If after those 3 minutes both think there was a click, you can match and with that, get to see the profile.
Essentially, it’s a speed dating feature.
And don’t panic; Bumble will consider your information and preferences to select the people you will talk to.
Bantr Live is a limited-time feature that will run until the end of 2022.
Since it was successful in the UK and is gathering some following in the US, chances are that is here to stay.
Bumble “New” Paid Features
While swiping through Bumble profiles, you probably got their obnoxious ads at least once.
Unlock the Beeline! Get seen with Spotlight.
Activate advanced filters!
Are you really interested?
In case you haven’t tapped on them, sorry to break it but they are just another way to get you to purchase something.
Know that they go away or decrease the frequency if you have a membership.
Hovalo Tip: Before handing your money to Bumble, we recommend you read the articles linked above or get in touch to get personalized advice to get the most out of Bumble.
New Bumble Feature Recap
Told you it was just a handful of features!
To make it clear, 2022 was a great year for Bumble. They launched the following:
* Only available for Bumble Premium subscribers
** Available for Bumble Premium and Boost subscribers
*** Included for Bumble Premium and Boost subscribers. Available for individual purchase.
Without a doubt, Extends, Rematches, and Spotlights are among the most useful.
However, the Compliment feature and Bantr Live promise great things to come.
Now tell us in the comments which one is your favorite so far and don't forget to schedule a free call if you're interested in saying goodbye to spend your time on Bumble.
See you at the next one!
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