Bumble offers a variety of features to its users to help facilitate matches, meetings, and friendships. One of the unique aspects of Bumble is that it’s not just a dating app; users can switch to Best Friend Forever (BFF) mode and be matched with people of the same sex looking for friendship, or the networking mode which matches people looking to make business connections.
However, when using dating and social apps like this, it can be frustrating wasting time with inactive users. But how can you check yo see when a user was last active on Bumble?
In this article, I’ll show you how Bumble handles active users, and what you can do to find out if your match has been active on the site.
Does Bumble Show Active Users?
The brief answer is “no”.
Bumble used to let you see when someone you’d matched with last used the app. This is because, on Bumble and other swipe-based sites, the “last active” data ended up contributing to some stalking-type behavior. For example, people were able to tell when their matches were ignoring them due to read receipts.
Not everyone is comfortable with sharing their app activity with everyone, so Bumble decided to remove this feature. When you look through your matches, there’s no way to know how long it’s been since they were on Bumble, unless they give it away by sending you a message.
Does Bumble Show Profiles that have Rejected You?
If you’re curious whether or not someone you’re interested in rejected you on Bumble, there is a way to find out. Bumble added this feature so you or the other person could swipe again in case they made a mistake the first time.
Bumble shows user profiles that you have already swiped left on just in case you change your mind. Maybe the person wants to swipe right on you the second time around. You may see other users who have swiped left on you, but it doesn’t directly indicate if they did swipe left. However, they will turn up in your search again at some point – unless they have swiped left on your multiple times, or you’ve done the same.
Check out the next section to figure out how to use Bumble like a pro. This way, you’ll know how to determine who’s online, who isn’t, and what certain symbols mean.
What Does the Yellow Dot Mean on Bumble
You’ve probably noticed that Bumble profiles can have two small dots on them; a green dot or a yellow dot. Both of these dots indicate matches.
The green dot means that the other person swiped right on you, but you either swiped left, or you haven’t seen their profile yet to swipe right on them yet. The yellow dot means that both of you have swiped right on each other.
The Final Word
Despite not giving you access to someone’s activity status, Bumble still has a ton of features that make it easy to find someone. When you think about it, whether someone is active or not doesn’t really make a difference. If they feel like chatting with you, the only thing you need to do is send them a message.
If you don’t get a reply, simply move on. In case the lack of this feature is a deal-breaker for you, there are many other dating apps that you can try out. Many of them offer the ability to see who’s online, so you’ll still be able to do it.
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