Badoo Online Chat and Dating App: Guide for Beginners

Learn the ins and outs of the popular dating app

After completing your Badoo registration, you are ready to sign into the social network and begin meeting new dates and friends. The app offers several different ways to log in, including through your free Badoo account, Facebook, and Twitter, among others.

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How to Sign In to Badoo on a Web Browser

Here's how to get started with Badoo.

  1. Navigate to the Badoo home page, and select Sign In in the upper-right corner.

  2. If you have a Badoo account, enter your account email address in the first field provided, then type your password into the second field.

  3. If you do not have a Badoo account, you have a few options to sign in. One is to sign in using account info from a separate site, such as Facebook, MSN, or Mail.ru. You can also choose to create a new account by select Sign up here on the Sign In page.

    Once you've chosen your sign-in method, select Sign me in!

    Check the Remember me checkbox for faster access during future visits. This will store your password so as to automatically log you into the site on future visits. This is not advised if you share a computer, especially at a public location like a school or library.

How to How to Sign In to Badoo on a Mobile Device

Follow these steps if you're trying to log in on a smartphone or tablet.

  1. Download and open the Badoo app.

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  2. Select Sign In. Enter your username, which will be either your email address or your phone number if you signed up on your mobile device, then enter your password into the second field.

  3. If you do not have a Badoo account, you have a few options to sign in. One is to sign in using account info from a separate site, such as Facebook, MSN, or Mail.ru. You can also choose to create a new account by select Sign up here on the Sign In page.

    Once you've chosen your sign-in method, select Sign me in!

Fill Out Your Badoo Profile

Once you've created and logged into your Badoo account, you can begin filling out your profile. Whether you are using the site to meet new friends or dates, the most successful members have found that a complete profile with photos, interests, and some personal info will increase the likelihood of meeting someone new.

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Your Badoo profile is accessible through the avatar icon located in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

What's On a Badoo Profile?

Your profile is your best opportunity to make a good first impression. In addition to photos and videos, you have the opportunity to share a wealth of information with others looking to meet people with related interests.

  • Work & Education: Adding some details about your educational background and work history will help you attract like-minded new friends.
  • Location: Below the Profile and Photos and Videos tabs, a link is available from which you can change your location or create a map to show your area.
  • I'm Here To: In this field, you have the opportunity to select from three options: Make new friends, Chat, or Date.
  • Interests. Adding hobbies, favorite types of music, movies, and other interests is a great way to let people know who you are. Enter your interests in the text field provided, or select Choose from list to view and pick some interest from options provided by Badoo.
  • Languages: This section is for you to enter what language(s) you speak.

How To Add Photos to Your Badoo Profile

The most viewed Badoo profiles are typically the ones with the most photos. The site features four different ways to upload or import images to your account. Select the Photos and Videos tab, then follow the directions below to start adding your pictures and connecting to new friends and romantic partners on Badoo.

How to Upload Photos to Badoo

Follow these steps to upload your photos.

  1. Open your profile by selecting your photo in the upper left corner of the screen

  2. Select Add photos to open the photo options (on mobile the button to add images and video is the same).

  3. Select Upload photos from your computer if you are using a computer and want to upload photos from a hard drive. Alternatively, Badoo offers the option to access photos from your Instagram or Facebook account. Just select the appropriate social network and be prepared to enter your login information to access your account.

    On mobile, you can upload photos from your camera roll, or from your Facebook or Instagram account.

  4. Browse to and select the photos you wish to upload, then select Open to upload the photo.

How to Search on Badoo

Whether you are looking for women or men on Badoo, the search is easy. To begin finding new friends or potential dates, select People Nearby on the left side of the screen (desktop) or in the main menu (mobile). On a desktop computer, you'll have the option to further filter your results by selecting the filter icon in the upper-right corner. You can then edit your search by selecting what kind of friends you'd like to meet (make new friends, chat, or date) as well as age and gender and distance.

Play Encounters on Badoo

With the Hot-or-Not style Badoo game "Encounters," users can view photos and profile information of the potential friend or romantic dating matches with flip-book style speed.

A photo is displayed, along with an additional gallery of photos underneath (contingent on how many photos a user has uploaded.) Users can select the heart icon to indicate they would like to meet the person or the cross icon to indicate "no."

How to Instant Message with Badoo Contacts

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When you visit another Badoo user's profile, you have the option of adding them to your favorites, viewing them in the Encounters game and sending them a message.

To start a new chat with a Badoo contact, locate the text that says Chat to him (or her) now! On mobile, this may appear as Send a gif and chat straight away! Select the link to get started, but be forewarned: You must purchase a gift using credits in order to chat unless someone has already sent you a message in which case you can chat for free. Alternately, on a computer, you can leave a secret comment for free by selecting Leave a Comment button and following the prompts.

Badoo provides a great way to meet new people online for friendship or dating. As with any social network, be cautious of what information you provide to people you don't know. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy your new friends!