Bumble For Friends: Meet IRL 17+

Chat to new people, make a BFF

Bumble Holding Limited

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Your new friendship journey starts here. Introducing the new dedicated friendship app - Bumble For Friends. Make genuine, IRL connections in a kind space.

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

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 your area 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 meet new friends and create meaningful connections. 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 near you.

Kindness: We want you to feel good about meeting new people 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.

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

Download Bumble For Friends

Bumble For Friends is free to download and use. 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 to 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 iTunes 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 iTunes 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 Inc. is the parent company of Bumble, along with Badoo and Fruitz.

What’s New

Version 5.340.0

To be honest, everything is kinda new here. Say hello to our new dedicated friendship app - Bumble For Friends. It’s a bit like Bumble, but for finding friends and creating meaningful connections with people near you. We’ve got fun new profile features and important safety features to make it easy for people to show up in a way that’s genuine and true to themselves. We’re also creating a community centered around kindness, because kindness is kinda what we do. So, whether you’re looking for new friends to hit the town with, or to try that new workout class with, Bumble For Friends is here to help. Start a chat, meet up IRL, and find your kinda people.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Risks snacks ,

Dating app for friends!

I was hesitant to get the app as I am married and was worried it wasn’t actually a friend app but more like a dating app but no! You get people who are also just looking for friends. It’s the same as a dating app, you get to fill out everything about you, post pictures and set distance and age preferences. So far I’ve noticed that texting first is the best way to actually get people to talk but if you’re too scared send a gif! Me and my husband both got the app and I mostly get women on mine and he gets mostly men, now idk if you can’t change the preferences to mix or get the opposite gender but it doesn’t bother us at all. I’ve had this app for maybe 3-4 days and got a couple phone numbers and one planned meet up so far but you really gotta put in effort like with any other friendship that’s in real life.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback! We’re so happy to hear you’re having such a positive and fun experience on Bumble For Friends. For now, members will only be able to match with other members from the same gender identity. We can’t wait to see who you meet! 💛

happyinkc ,

Almost there… (would you look at that, more greed)

So close to being fabulous. Have a lot to say but when it comes down to the quick and dirty : Bumble for Pete’s sake why charge such a high prices? Basic feature like “undo” when accidentally swiping left Vs right, there is not a single option to undo (even when trying it out the first day) without being behind a $20 for ONE WEEK to $80 for 6m pay wall. Come on bumble? People are lonely during a recession with inflation and this is the options you give? More greed. No under $10 trial period is so lame. Like you were so close… I would be so happy to pay a reasonable price for an app like this, but to be so stingy to not even allow us to TEST the features before paying SUCH prices? Come on now. 8.6 billion dollar company needs $20/wk before you can even test a basic feature. Give me a break. (Oh and to boot, went to the contact us page on their website to avoid leaving this review, to give them a polite and decent chance to hear from the people - and “this page is not available” was the contact us page. Nice.)

Developer Response ,

We're sorry you aren't satisfied with Bumble For Friends. We can assure you that it's a cost-free application, and there's no obligation to pay for our features to make genuine connections or send messages. Before a conversation can get off the ground, both members have to have swiped to the right to create a match. Either member can then send the first message directly from the “You Matched ” screen, which appears once two members match. Remember: You have 24 hours to respond to a First Move! If you see that a connection is expiring soon, you can use your daily 24-hour extend feature to give them a little more time to break the ice. ✨ If you have any more questions, please know we're here to help via bumble.com/contact. 💌

LeviLionBoy ,

Cool concept

I think the app is a great idea, although there are a few issues for me. First is having to buy subscription to make friends or message others, the subscription is priced a bit much in my opinion just to have a shot at making a friend. Second I have found my account was blocked this morning, reading other reviews I see that is may be a common problem. I was totally confused and shocked, failing to understand what went wrong. Like the others who wrote reviews , I don’t believe to have violated the terms and conditions at all.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review, we've transferred your feedback about the price. We investigate all reports thoroughly and make decisions based on our Community Guidelines. We don't block anyone from our platform without a valid reason. If you want our team to review your case, please message @BumbleSupport on Twitter or Facebook. 🐝

App Privacy

The developer, Bumble Holding Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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