Make an informed decision with our Badoo app review

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How does Badoo work?

Badoo is a social network where people are looking for either new friends or love. Signing up is quick and easy. The heart and soul of the site are ‘Encounters.’ You’ll see the photos and bio of the other Badoo members, and you can simply choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ If you both like each other, then a ‘Match’ will be created, and you’ll be able to start chatting with each other.

Pros & Cons

High levels of safety and security
Lower risk of fake profiles and bots
Honesty, individuality, and communication is encouraged
Lots of fun extra features such as Badoo Live
Millions of users and a high rating on the App Store
Some might find the security measures annoying
There are limitations to the free services
You need social media to account in order to use Badoo

Pricing Plans

The basic Badoo App is free. Badoo Premium can be purchased on a subscription basis, and this gives members access to extra features. The price of Premium depends on your location in the world.

Free services Vs. Paid services

Free services
Joining Badoo
Creating a profile.
Uploading photos
See, ‘Like’ and Message new people through Encounters
Paid services
You can access the ‘Get Featured’ service
Vote as many times as you wish in Encounters
Vote as many times as you wish in Encounters
See who has ‘Liked You.
Invisible Mode
Undo your recent votes in Encounters
Check who has added you as a ‘Favourite.’
Boost your profile, chat with new members, and make sure your messages are highlighted

Easy to Use

All the different options and features can be easily found in relevantly labelled areas of the App:


Match with the gorgeous people of Badoo using Encounters or the search tools. Send a ‘Heart’ to show you like them, swipe right for ‘Yes’ and left for ‘No.’ Once matched, they have to say Yes to you too, Badoo will automatically send them a message, and you can start chatting.


You can send messages to other users through the Chat feature. There are restrictions as to how many you can send using the free service.

Special and clever features

The search functions of Badoo

How to search

What is important to you in a friend or lover? Badoo wants to know so they can introduce you to the men and women who you’d love to meet. When creating your profile, add lots of detail to the search criteria. The blonde haired, surfing freak you’ve always dreamed of will hopefully soon appear on ‘Encounters.’


Badoo Encounters is great at match making, but if you want to look for love independently, then set the search criteria and be ready to bump into your dream date.


‘People Nearby’ will show you who is close to your home, work, or holiday location.

Safety & Security

Customer Service

There are various ‘Contact Form’ links so you can report issues with another user, ask questions, and make suggestions.

Confirmation of details

You’ll be periodically asked to confirm your email and telephone number.


Verification is available and encouraged, as it is confirmation that you are who you say you are. All you need to do is to send the Badoo team a picture of yourself in the pose and location they request.


There is LOTS of information within the ‘Help’ section of the Badoo App. We loved how many questions could be answered without having to email the Customer Service Team.

Incognito mode

There are different levels of Privacy available within the Badoo App. You can prevent yourself from being searched for and stop your location from being shown in your Bio. ‘Incognito Mode’ can be used if you have Badoo Premium

Dating safety advice

There’s a real focus on safety at Badoo, but it’s still important to use common sense. Don’t give out your address or place of work until you’re very sure your new friend can be trusted. Meet someone new in a public place and let friends and family know where you’re going.

Do we recommend Badoo? – A summary

Badoo is highly rated on the App store, and it has million of users. We love the emphasis on honesty and being yourself within the Badoo community. Verification across the site gives the user confidence that they are who they say they are. This is a site that is suited to people looking for friendship, romance, and love rather than casual dating and hook-ups.

The answers to the questions to need to know

How do I get free Badoo credits?

Free credits can be earned by recommending that your friends sign up for the Badoo App.

How do I use the Badoo app?

Navigate the app using taps and swipes. Explore all the various features to get the most out of your experience.

How to download the Badoo app?

Go to the App store or Play Market and download it to your IOS/Android phone or tablet. It’s a free app with in-app purchases available. You’ll need to link your account to Facebook.

How to request private photos via the Badoo app?

Ask politely via Chat. Members are requested to keep sexy photos in a private photo album, so they cannot be accessed via their profile.

How to delete a Badoo profile?

Go to the Profile Section, then Account, click on ‘Delete Account’ and follow the instructions. You’ll need to confirm your email address before you can delete it.

How to find someone’s Badoo profile?

You can use your search criteria with ‘People Nearby’ or check your ‘Favourites’ and ‘Likes’ for members you’ve previously interacted with.

How to sign out on the Badoo mobile app?

Go to the Account section of your Profile and tap ‘Sign Out.’

What does ‘moderated’ mean on Badoo?

Moderation is where Badoo curates your profile so that it’s honest, appropriate, and meaningful.

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