Badoo is a November 2006 launched dating website founded by a Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev in Moscow. It’s a site where one can meet, chat and date to people near about their preferred areas. It’s just different from Facebook, which is a network of friends and mainly concentrates on network of friends yet to be in future.
It is headquartered in Soho, London and is almost free for everyone aside from premium features that are payable on site. Talking about its free service then in it one can chat, upload photos and post videos. Even the option ‘People nearby’ allows the users to see and contact people in their area plus with search feature they can add up people around the world.
The goal of the site is based on dating and one who enters as a new comer comes across a whole list of people of opposite sex, matched with big buttons to chat/meet them now. Its popularity can be rated with 200 million registered users worldwide that clocks more than 7 billion page views each month in 47 languages.
It operates in 190 countries and is currently available on Android, iOS and web. According to a report, it is among the most downloading dating app in almost 21 countries in 2016.
How it works and functions?
It is free for service but certain additional features or you can say super powers can be credited or earned by making purchase that is payable by credit cards or Paypal. It adds multitude of familiar features, including profiles, a message inbox, instant messaging/chat, and a photo/video album to show you off. The work gets started in just a minute with building a profile. It even adds up a Facebook authentication feature by the motive of spending out more time meeting out new users. Herein, let’s learn about its exciting way to get connected with new people.
One can choose either computer or mobile phone to make a start by signing up with profile. With simple sign up one can add photos and videos to show their profile more appealing. The service further provides instant messaging on making a login with additional features like “App of the Day” and “Photo of the Day” by Badoo. Search option provides different geographical location for new friends to chat and date. Encounter is another new feature that allows you to visit the profile of romantic partners and potential new friends. It is quick, easy way to browse members profile and get connected. Visitors, favourites, you liked, liked you, mutual and blocked are other features of attraction on the app.
Is it safe to use?
Badoo is safe as it make sure that the site users are real and verified. They have added a feature of “selfie” to look upon and match the person in photos. Even they have developed a photo verification process to secure all the verification in a minute.
It is thus internet’s most successful hook-up service, adding Facebook’s fastest-growing app with 570,000 new daily users making third biggest app of all after FarmVille and CityVille. It is now a mass phenomenon in Italy, Brazil, Mexico and France.