Badoo Online Chat and Dating App: Guide for Beginners

After completing your Badoo registration, you are now ready to sign in to the chat and social network and begin meeting new dates and friends. The app offers several different ways to login, including using your free Badoo account, through Facebook or through Twitter, amongst other options.

Badoo Sign In

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To get started, navigate to the Badoo home page, and locate the "Login to Badoo" box on the right side of the page.

  1. If you have a Badoo account, enter your account email address in the first field provided.
  2. 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 the login to other accounts that Badoo can use to authenticate your visit. For instance, you can click on either the Facebook or Twitter buttons on the login page to sign in with your username and password from either of those networks. When you click on either option, a window will appear which will prompt you to enter your login details. Other logins that you can use are your MSN account, or an account on Russian email service provider, Click on the "..." menu on the login box to see all of the options. Alternately, you can also choose to create a new account by clicking the "Not a member? Create account" option on the top right of the screen on top of the login box. 
  4. Check the "Remember me" checkbox for easy access during future visits.
  5. Click the green "Sign me in!" button to continue.

Please note, the "Remember me" feature stores your password for the purpose of automatically logging you into the website on future visits. This is not advised if you share a computer, especially at a public location like a school or library. Your account can be compromised by other users on that computer if they visit Badoo after you, so act accordingly.

How to Login to Badoo on a Mobile Device

  1. Tap the Badoo icon on your home screen to open the app.
  2. If you have a Badoo account, tap on the "Other options" button on the welcome screen
  3. Tap "Sign into Badoo"
  4. Enter your username, which will be either your email address or your phone number if you signed up on your mobile device.
  5. Enter your password into the second field.
  6. Tap the blue "Sign in" button
  7. Alternately, you can sign in using your Facebook username and password. Simply tap the "Sign in with Facebook" button on the welcome screen. You will then be presented with a page to enter the login details for your Facebook account. While there are several options of different networks to use, like Twitter and MSN, when logging in from a computer, on mobile you only have two choices: log in using a Badoo account or log in using a Facebook account.
  8. If you don't have a Badoo account and want to create one, it's easy to do from the mobile welcome screen. Tap on the grey "Other options" button, then select "Create an account." Follow the prompts to enter the information needed to set up a new account.

Forgot Your Badoo Password?
If you have tried to sign in and are unable to access your account, chances are you may have entered your password incorrectly or forgotten the correct password. Clicking or tapping the "Forgot password?" link from the Badoo login screen will open a new window from which you can create a new password.

Fill Out Your Badoo Profile

Badoo Profile
Screenshot Courtesy, 2012 © Badoo

Once you sign in to Badoo, filling out your profile should become your first priority. Whether you are using the site to meet new friends or dates, the most successful members have found a complete profile with photos, interests, and information about yourself will increase the likelihood of meeting someone new.

Your Badoo profile (mine is illustrated above) 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 to 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 of town.
  • 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.
  • Personal Info. Straightforward, these are the general pieces of information most folks are interested in knowing, including:
    • Relationship Status
    • Sexuality
    • Appearance
    • Living Arrangements
    • Children
    • Smoking Preference
    • Drinking Preference
  • Languages: This section is for you to enter what language you speak

How To Add Photos to Your Badoo Profile

Badoo Photos
Screenshot Courtesy, 2012 © Badoo

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. Click the "Photos and Videos" tab, and then follow the directions below to start adding your pictures and connecting to new friends and romantic partners on Badoo.

Please note, the site supports JPG and PNG files under 128MB only.

How to Upload Photos to Badoo

  1. Open your profile by clicking your photo in the top left corner of the screen
  2. Click the blue "Add photos" square 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. Alternately, Badoo also offers the option to access photos from your Instagram, Facebook or Google+ account. Just click on the appropriate social network, and be prepared to enter your login information to access your account. (Note: 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.
  5. Click "Open" to upload the photo.

How to Search on Badoo

It's easy to search for new friends by selecting "People Nearby" in the Badoo app. Badoo

Whether you are looking for women or men on Badoo, the search is made easy on this chat and social networking app. To begin finding new friends and potential dates, click on the "People Nearby" link on the left side of the screen (on a computer) or in the main menu (on mobile). On a computer, you'll have the option to further filter your results, by clicking on the "filter icon on the top right of the screen. 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

Play "Encounters" on Badoo to meet new people. 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 click 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

Badoo Chat
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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!" Click or tap 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 clicking the "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!

Updated by Christina Michelle Bailey