Social Media Online Dating A Beginner's Guide to Badoo for Android Manage your Badoo like list and more by Brandon De Hoyos Writer Brandon de Hoyos is former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a self-described IM veteran who covers the latest in messaging trends and videography. our editorial process LinkedIn Brandon De Hoyos Updated on November 19, 2020 Online Dating Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Badoo works similarly to other online dating apps like Tinder, OK Cupid, and Facebook Dating. This guide covers how to set up your profile, access your Badoo Like list, delete Badoo messages, and more. Information in this article applies to the Badoo app for Android, but most instructions are the same on Badoo for iOS. How to Change Badoo Account Settings Tap the Account icon in the lower-right of the app to view the control center for your account. Tap the Settings Gear > Account Preferences to adjust your notifications and privacy settings (including location tracking preferences). How to Unlock Badoo Premium Features Many Badoo features, such as your Like list, are behind a paywall. The following features are also found on the Account tab: Add Credits: Purchase Badoo credits to increase your chances of being seen and access specific premium features.Activate Badoo Premium: Unlock premium features for a day, a month, or a lifetime.Get Verified: Verify your account so that others know you are who you say you are. How to Edit Your Badoo Profile On the Account tab, tap the Edit Profile icon to fill out your profile. Tap the Preview icon in the upper-right corner to see how your profile looks to others. If you want to link your Instagram account, scroll all the way to the bottom, then tap Connect Instagram. The more information you include on your profile, the more likely you are to make an impression, so take the time to fill out each profile section. How to Use Badoo Search Tap the People Nearby icon to see members closest to your current location. You can't search for specific users, but you can filter profiles (by age, gender, etc.) by tapping the Filter icon in the upper-right corner. Once you have set your preferences, tap Apply. How to Play Badoo Encounters Tap the Encounters icon to view profiles one-by-one. Swipe up to see their full profile and photos. To add the person to your like list, swipe right, or swipe left to dismiss and see the next profile. Tap the Filter icon to filter the types of profiles you see. Tap the Extra Shows icon to improve your chances of being seen (requires credits). How to Use Badoo Messages Tap the Messages icon to access your inbox. Tap Likes to see who has liked your profile. To remove a message from your inbox, press and hold the message to select it, then tap the Trash icon in the upper-right corner. Tap Activity on the Messages screen to see who has visited your profile. How to Use the Badoo Chat You can send messages to nearby Badoo users for free. Tap the plus (+) beside the text box to send photos, or tap the Video Camera in the upper-right corner to record and send a video message. To block or report someone, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner.