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Badoo - Meet New People, Chat, Socialize for iOS

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  • Last updated on May 25, 2024
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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Badoo for iPhone is a dating app, boasting 390 million users from all over the world.


Facebook-free registration: You can register a new account using your Facebook log-in or create a new one from scratch with your name, birthday, phone number or email, and photos from your camera, Facebook, or Instagram.

Easy to navigate: Using the bottom rail, tap the globe icon to see everyone at once; the cards icon to swipe potential matches Tinder-style; the messaging button to chat; and the profile icon to enhance your profile with photos, a bio, and special interests, as well as connect your social media accounts, add credits, or go premium.

Filters: You can filter your search results by gender, location, who's online now or new, and age.

Lookalikes: Find someone you're attracted to? Badoo encourages you to cast a wider net by showing you all the similar looking people you can also pursue.

Safety first: To ensure that you are who you say you are, Badoo forces you to verify your phone number and encourages you to verify your profile further by tapping Verify with a photo on your profile page. The process involves taking a selfie, mirroring a pose in a sample photo Badoo shows you and submitting it for verification.

Video chat: As an added safety precaution against catfishing, Badoo has introduced Video Chat, which allows you to live video chat with matches on the app, so you know what you're getting into before meeting in person. It's also a good way to check chemistry before meeting. No other dating app does this at the time of this review. A live video chat can only be initiated after both parties have matched and exchanged at least one message. To start a video conversation, just tap the icon in the top-right corner of the chat screen.


Defaults to straight: When you sign up, the app doesn't ask you what gender you're pursuing; it defaults to heterosexual matches, instead. It would be better if it asked you for your preferences when first signing up. But to view same-sex matches, you can just tap the filter button in the top-right corner and set your preference to same-sex or both genders.

Pay to play more: Your profile page tells you how popular you are, and advises you on how to improve your ranking. What you quickly learn is that the more money you spend on credits, the more visible your profile becomes and ostensibly the more likely you are to get a match. For added boosts, you're encouraged to sign up for Badoo Premium, which puts your profile in front of more eyeballs and allows you unlimited messaging and more for $2.99 per week.

Bottom Line

With its 390 million-plus users and added safety verifications, Badoo for iPhone helps you meet matches who are who they say they are.

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Full Specifications

September 26, 2017
Latest update
May 25, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
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Developer's Description

''A MAss PHENOMENON" - WIRED. Badoo is the biggest dating network in the world. It's time to find out what you've been missing out on. Meet whoever you want, however you want. The world's BIGGEST and SAFEST network of new faces. Trusted by over 340 million people worldwide. Free, simple and fun. MORE features + MORE people = MORE options for you. The BEST safety verification process. Say goodbye to catfishing. Not just swiping. Meet people in other exciting ways too. Badoo - Bigger than Dating. Badoo is the app to meet new people. Whoever you are and whoever you're looking for, with over 340 million people at your fingertips, you'll find someone for you on Badoo. Whether you're on a bus, grabbing a coffee or chilling at home, meet, match and chat with the people you want to. How? Discover people nearby. Swipe to meet and match with new people in Encounters. Find out who you've bumped into whilst out and about. The app is free to download and use. We also offer one optional subscription package, Super Powers. Super Powers include a range of premium features and help user to get noticed and meet new people quickly. Subscription Service Conditions: The cost of the optional subscription for Super Powers is 2.99 USD for 7 days, 7.99 USD for 1 month, 19.99 USD for 3 months, 27.99 USD for 6 months. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew 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 subscription and switch off the auto-renewal by accessing your Account Settings after purchase. You cannot cancel the current subscription during the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription to that publication. All personal data is handled under the terms and conditions of Badoo's privacy policy. More details can be found here: http://www.badoo.com/privacy. http://badoo.com/terms.