Gamified dating apps tend to keep users connected constantly to their phones but a new Bumble "Snooze" feature lets users pause activity on the app and let matches know they are on a digital break. The aim of the new feature is to help users take a step back from the distraction of social media and instead place a greater focus on their personal health and mental well-being. The Bumble Snooze feature also ensures that users can notify their matches without the possibility of a possible rejection from inactivity.
The new feature allows users to take a break for 24 hours, 72 hours, a week or indefinitely. Users can even set statuses like “traveling,” “focusing on work,” “on a digital detox” or “prioritizing myself,” but users do not need to provide a reason for their absence.