The End of Catfishing: Introducing Photo Verification
At Bumble, we are constantly working to make the way you meet people feel safer, so our team is thrilled to announce photo verification. After over 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 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 2 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 100 random photo poses by Bumble. Take a selfie mimicking that pose and send it to the Bumble administrators in 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, meaning 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, and 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