The End of Catfishing: Introducing Photo Verification
Our users really are too good to be true. We're here to prove it. All Bumble profiles will be verified with real-time reviews to keep you safe and happy!
At Bumble, we're constantly working to make the way you meet people safer. After over a year of development, we’re now ready to launch Bumble Photo Verification and put a much-needed end to fake users once and for all. Bumble is the first app in the U.S. in its space to launch this “catfish-killing” technology, which we will be rolling out live in app over the next two weeks.
Want to get verified? Here’s how:
- Tap the verify button either in your profile or on another person’s badge.
- You will be prompted with an example of one of a hundred random photo poses by Bumble. Take a selfie mimicking that pose and send it to the Bumble administrators using the simple step-by-step verification process.
- All photos are reviewed by a real person on Bumble’s team.
- Within just a few minutes, you will receive confirmation or rejection of your verification.
- If a user has been reported as a potential fake profile and is ALSO rejected in verification, their profile will be turned off. This means they will see no one on Bumble and no one will see them.
- If the photo is verified, the user will continue to Bumble as normal.
Our mission has always been to provide the safest possible experience for connecting with people online. Through the launch of Bumble Photo Verification, we’re taking another major step in that direction. We expect to have a fully verified user base by the end of the year, so if those pretty profile pictures don’t match up to your pretty real time selfie, you will get the boot!
We’re a real app, for real users.
The Bumble Hive