How Whitney Wolfe Began Bumble

Bumble is the coolest dating application in the market! Unlike other apps, Bumble provides women with the power to choose whom they want to date. Only women can start a chat in cases of heterosexual conversations. If both participants in the conversation happen to be women, either of them can initiate the chat. Users are required to reply to messages within the first twenty-four hours, else, the match found disappeared.

The journey to founding Bumble

The Bumble app is a mastermind of Whitney Wolfe, also the co-founder of Tinder, another dating site. Bumble was created immediately Whitney left Tinder. The Bumble application was officially launched in December 2014, three months after Andrey Andreev contacted Wolfe and suggested she goes back to the online dating space.

Currently, the headquarters for Bumble is in Austin, Texas. The company has created employment opportunities for thirty-five people across the globe as of June 2016. Bumble has partnered with Spotify to enable its users to connect profiles of both accounts.

The features and operations of Bumble

Using Facebook application, Bumble builds a user’s profile and photo and also includes other necessary information provided on Facebook. Women must be the initiators of conversations on the suitable matches they found. Messages automatically disappear within the first twenty-four hours if they receive no response.

The application is built in a way as to enable users to classify and favorite conversations. Users can also send photo messages and to like their matches by swiping right or swiping left to continue searching for another potential match.

Another interesting feature is the ability of the app to undo accidental swipes by shaking their phones. Users are gifted by three backtracks when they share Bumble on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In March 2016, another interesting feature was introduced. The BFF mode which enables users to locate platonic friends. Users can also indicate whether they are there for purposes of dating or purely for friendship.

About Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble and also co-founded Tinder. In 2014, Whitney Wolfe was ranked by Business Insider as one of the thirty most influential women under thirty who is in Tech. In 2017, she got to the list of Forbes 30 under 30.

Whitney Wolfe is an American living in Austin, Texas. Whitney is an alumna of the Southern Methodist University.

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