Bumble For Friends: Meet IRL

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.5
2.58K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Bumble For Friends is the new dedicated friendship app from Bumble, made to help you create new, meaningful friendships in your city.

What do we have special from other chat apps?
With Bumble For Friends, you can chat, meet new people, and make friends in a community focused on kindness and safety. Whether you’re new to a city or just looking to expand your circle, Bumble For Friends is the easiest way to make new friends and find community.

Who We Are



If you love BFF mode within the Bumble app, then Bumble For Friends is for you! Bumble For Friends is an app where people in all stages of life can intentionally make new friends and create meaningful friendships. Bumble For Friends is not just an app that provides easy ways to help people connect and make friends with people nearby, it’s also an app that prioritizes:

👯‍♀️ Genuine connections: We include app features like profile prompts and lifestyle badges, to make it easy for people to show up in a way that's true to themselves. Allowing you to find real, genuine friendships in your city. Meet people and find friends today!

Kindness: We want you to feel good about chatting and meeting friends locally, so we’re creating a community centered around kindness. By committing to our kindness pledge, you are helping to make Bumble For Friends a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone who wants to meet new people.

Trust and safety: We empower our community with safety features like Photo Verification, Reporting and Blocking, and our Safety Center, so that all members can feel safe to meet people and make new friends.


Get it all with Premium and expand your circle quicker!

- Liked you: See who's already swiped right on you to make friends instantly and have more chats
- Unlimited likes: More chances to find friends
- Unlimited Backtrack: Swiped left accidentally? Undo it!
- Unlimited Rematch: A second chance to find your best friends
- Unlimited Extends: Get an extra 24 hours to more chats and meet people
- Advanced filters: Find what really matters to you in a friend
- 5 SuperSwipes every week: SuperSwipes says you really like their vibe
- 1 Spotlight every week: Be seen by more people for 30 mins
- Travel mode: Planning a trip? Have chats and find friends before you get there
- Incognito mode: Only people you swipe right on can see you

Download Bumble For Friends

Bumble For Friends is free to download and use. However, we also offer an optional subscription package (Bumble For Friends Premium) and single or multiple-use paid services for which no subscription is required (including Spotlights and SuperSwipes).

We offer weekly, monthly, 3-month and 6-month subscriptions, with discounts given on the weekly price. Prices may vary per country and are subject to change without notice. Prices are clearly displayed in the app.

* Payment will be charged to your Google Play account at confirmation of purchase.
* Your subscription will automatically renew itself, unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
* You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings in the Google Play Store.
* If you choose to use our free trial, any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
* If you don’t choose to purchase Bumble For Friends Premium, you can simply continue using and enjoying Bumble For Friends for free.

Your personal data is securely stored on Bumble For Friends—be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions:
bumble.com/bff/privacy
bumble.com/bff/terms

Bumble Inc. is the parent company of Bumble for Friends, along with Bumble, Badoo and Fruitz.
Updated on
Mar 26, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 5 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.5
2.55K reviews
V Anna Margittai
June 19, 2024
This app could be great, but there is a huge flaw: Push notifications are not automatically enabled when people download, so if you don't open your settings and enable notifications after you download, you'll never know you have a new message or match. Then, BFF app has made it so that if you don't respond to a message within 72 hours, you lose that match. So you go through all the process of setting it up, swiping through people, and then nobody responds. So disappointing.
21 people found this review helpful
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Bumble Holding Limited
June 19, 2024
Hi Anna! Thank you so much for your review and feedback. Usually, when you install our app, we ask if you want to enable notifications. As a default, this might happen. But we'll check internally if there's an issue related to this feature. Your feedback about the match expiring will also be heard by our team. Thanks again! 💛
Faith P
July 21, 2024
New user here. So far so good. No matches yet, but I've only had this app for 3 days now. I do have one critique so far. I work 30 miles from home. On lunch I noticed it found people close to where I work instead of where I live. You have to have your location on to use this app. I just moved to a new town and was hoping to find locals, so unfortunately I can only use this app while at home. Please give the option to swipe in certain areas, regardless of current location. Thanks!
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Bumble Holding Limited
July 21, 2024
Hi Faith. Thanks so much for the feedback! We can get this passed along to our product team. For now, we recommend setting your filters a little further out, this might help. 💛 Your filter can be found in the upper right-hand corner of your swipe queue. If you have any questions, reach out to @BumbleSupport on social media.
Tahni Fagerberg