Stay Connected and Spice Up Your Virtual Dating Game with These New Bumble Features

With in-person dates temporarily off the table, we all need some creative ways to stay connected. You might have already heard about Bumble’s Video Chat and Voice Calling features, but guess what? We’ve got some exciting new additions to the Bumble app that will make forging connections easier than ever before.

Add a Virtual Date Badge to Your Profile

First things first, we understand that not everyone is into video chatting with their match, and that’s absolutely fine! We want you to connect in whatever way feels comfortable for you. However, if you’re up for virtual dating, we’ve got you covered. You can now add a Virtual Date Badge to your profile to let potential matches know your preferences. (Psst! We’ve even put together some virtual date ideas for you.)

When you’re swiping, keep an eye out for the profiles with the Virtual Date Badge. Once you match with someone, the badge will automatically appear on your profile, and you’ll receive a notification confirming its addition. With this badge, you’ll be able to filter potential matches and find like-minded individuals who are also interested in virtual dating.

Play the Question Game

Stuck on what to say to your match? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Have some fun at home and get to know each other better by mutually answering questions through the Question Game. It’s a fantastic way to discover common interests and spark flirtatious debates.

Simply head to any chat screen and press the Start Question Game button. You can shuffle through the questions until you find one you like, or if you’re feeling creative, type your own. Remember, both you and your match need to respond before the answers are revealed.

Send Audio Notes for a Personal Touch

Got an exciting or hilarious story to share? Save your thumbs the effort and leave your match an Audio Note instead. Your match can listen to it at any time and even play it more than once. To send an Audio Note, all you have to do is hold down the microphone icon located to the right of the text box. Just a heads up, once you let go, the Audio Note will be sent automatically. And if you change your mind, simply slide your finger to the left to cancel the recording.

Reply to Specific Messages

Imagine hitting it off with someone and receiving messages at lightning speed! Addressing each message individually can become chaotic. Fortunately, you can now reply to specific messages to keep the conversation organized and flowing smoothly.

To do this, just hold down the message you want to respond to and click on “Reply.” You can reply using plain text, a GIF, an Audio Note, or a Voice Note. The choice is yours!

Expand Your Horizons with an Extended Distance Filter

Ever wondered how the dating pool is in a different city? Spoiler alert: it’s definitely different. Now you have the chance to explore and match with people all across your country. You never know, your soulmate might just be waiting for you outside your usual geographic range.

Simply go to your settings, tap the gear icon, and move your Distance slider all the way to the right. Get ready to explore new possibilities.

It’s more important than ever to stay connected, and we genuinely hope that these exciting new features will make it a whole lot easier for you. So why wait? It’s time to start Bumbling and discover the joy of virtual dating.


Remember, is here to help you make meaningful connections. Happy virtual dating!