Courting app Bumble stated that it's testing a separate BFF app in choose markets to let individuals discover pals. The corporate added that it plans to launch this app within the U.S. this yr.
Earlier this week, Mashable reported that Bumble is making an attempt out a brand new app in choose geographies. The corporate confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing the app within the U.Okay. and choose different Asian markets. Whereas it didn’t specify the international locations, TechCrunch discovered that the app is offered in Australia, New Zealand and Philippines each on Android and iOS.
“With Bumble For Pals, you'll be able to chat, meet new individuals, and make pals in a neighborhood centered on kindness and security. Whether or not you’re new to your space or simply trying to increase your circle, Bumble For Pals is the simplest method to make new pals and discover neighborhood,” the App Retailer description of Bumble’s new app reads.
Bumble additionally has a new landing page for the app, however the obtain button will seemingly take you to the primary app except you’re a part of the take a look at within the above-mentioned markets.
The app is free to make use of but it surely additionally has premium subscriptions for every week, three months, six months and a lifetime. The Bumble For Pals app additionally contains in-app purchases like boosts for higher profile visibility and tremendous swipes to get seen by a specific individual.
A Bumble spokesperson informed TechCrunch that BFF mode represents 15% of the primary apps’ month-to-month lively customers. The corporate added that Bumble For Pals is geared toward individuals “in search of good friend discovering with out being on a courting app.”
The courting app launched the BFF mode in the app in 2016. Final yr, the corporate began testing a “Hive” function to kind a neighborhood as a part of the BFF overhaul. However the brand new app doesn’t describe any such function.
With the launch of the brand new app, Bumble is tapping into the friend-finding market that features livestreaming app Yubo, LMK, Wink, Swipr and Vibe.
Lately, Bumble teamed up with Spotify so customers can promptly show their favourite reveals and artists on their profiles.