The 'Bumble BFF' App Helps Dating App Users Make New Friends

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 11, 2016
References: bumble & cosmopolitan
Popular dating app 'Bumble' recently introduced a new feature called 'Bumble BFF,' which helps users make friends. Following in the footsteps of 'Hey! VINA' and 'Yes New Friends,' this feature adds a new dimension to the world of online networking.

Bumble BFF is a new feature that allows users to transform the dating app into a platform for finding platonic friendships. To use the feature, users simply switch the app to BFF mode and begin swiping through the profiles of potential friends. The app operates under the assumption that users are looking for friends of the same sex, so women with only be shown the profiles of other women and vise versa. When a user sees someone they would like to get to know, they simply swipe right. If the other user has also swiped right, the two parties have 24 hours to strike up a conversation.

The new feature demonstrates how dating apps are gradually diversifying in order to offer users more than just the chance to make a romantic connection.