My favorite Bumble feature is now a standalone app

What you need to know

  • Bumble has launched a new app, Bumble for Friends.
  • The app is a standalone version of the Bumble BFF mode found on the app primarily used for dating.
  • Bumble BFF aims to make it easier to set up group meets.
  • Current Bumble BFF users can move their profiles over to the new app by logging in with the same credentials.

While it’s primarily known for finding dates, Bumble actually has two other modes that aim to help users network or make friends. However, per an announcement this week, Bumble has now spun off its BFF mode into a standalone app dubbed “Bumble for Friends.”

The new app functions much like the original one, allowing you to upload multiple photos, fill out various prompts, and highlight your interests and what you’re looking for in a friend. The app will try to match you with others based on mutual interests, and you can either swipe right or left on their profiles.