3 things to know about Bumble’s new paid features
Bumble, like Tinder, has added a slew of paid features. Here are a few things to know:
According to this article in Mashable:
Bumble’s first paid offerings, the features allow users to reconnect with previous matches, extend the 24-hour time limit on matches, and get new matches without swiping.
All of the new features will be available as part of Bumble Boost, the app’s $10-a-month subscription service. Formally called BeeLine, Rematch and Busy Bee, Bumble’s new features are in line with premium features from other dating apps like Tinder.
1. BeeLine will automatically match you with people who have already liked your profile.
2. Rematch allows you to reconnect with someone who you previously matched with.
3. BusyBee gives you unlimited extensions on the 24-hour time limit for contacting a new match.
According to this article in PC Magazine:
Bumble did not immediately get back to us about pricing, but TechCrunch says these features will set you back $9.99 a month. If you’re not all about paying for a dating app, no worries: Bumble is still free like it always has been, you just won’t get these premium features.
Rival dating app Tinder last year launched a premium tier with a few perks you won’t find in the free version, including the ability to scope out prospective hotties in a different city, undo your last swipe if you messed up, and like an unlimited amount of people. It’s pricing might raise eyebrows among its older users, however.
According to this article in TechCrunch:
The company is stressing that all of these features are optional editions, and no users will lose any features that are currently free. This makes sense, as new paywalls can often disappoint and turn off users – something Bumble definitely doesn’t want to risk doing, especially because of the very strong engagement the platform is currently seeing.
Another example of the startup closely curating the user experience is the fact that Bumble has still refused to add any advertising to the platform. To date they really have only worked with brands on specific features (like Spotify) but did say they are looking to finally let brands advertise on the platform in some form or another by early 2017.
About Jordan Murray Jordan is a journalist who has written extensively about dating and lifestyle for multiple publications.