As part of our Badoo coverage, I’m tackling a few questions around credits. Specifically, ‘What are Badoo credits and what do I get for them?’, ‘How do I get Badoo credit?’, ‘How can I get free credits for Badoo’ and ‘Do any of the websites offering hacks for free Badoo credits work?’
We have received all of these questions in their various forms over the past couple months so I thought I would bundle them together to make a fairly coherent article.
Badoo is a free dating site with premium elements. With over 400 million regular users, it’s a popular social network and dating site that is open to everyone. The core offering is free. It is free to download and use the app. Free to set up a profile, find matches and to chat. The premium features just add time savings or different functionality to the site.
There is also Badoo Premium which is the subscription part of the app which gives you features such as highlighting, queue jumping, undo features, invisible mode and other features. Then there are Badoo credits which I’ll cover in more detail here.
What are Badoo credits and what do I get for them?
Badoo credits are an in-app currency that lets you buy Super Powers. These Super Powers include Get Featured, which places you at the top of your local stacks. So daters in your area within your criteria will see you first. Another Super Power is Encounters where you are placed close to the top so you are noticed more often.
These Super Powers are similar to Tinder Gold and Plus and work in much the same way. You buy Super Powers with credits which you buy with real money.
How do I get Badoo credit?
You can buy or earn Badoo credit. I’ll discuss buying credit here as I cover free credits in the next answer. I find it easier to use the web for this so these instructions describe that. The apps will differ slightly but should still be relevant.
- Log into Badoo and select the Credits menu from the left.
- Select an amount of credits to buy in the center.
- Select a payment method from the left menu.
- Complete payment depending on the payment method.
- Check the Credits menu to see your allocated credits.
Once payment has been completed, your Badoo account is then credited with the number of credits you bought.
You can pay using a credit card, PayPal, Paysafe or Bitcoin. Depending on the payment provider, you should see your credits instantly or within a few minutes. Once in your account, you can use them as you see fit.
How can I get free credits for Badoo
If you followed the above instructions, you may have noticed a section within the Credits section of the site called ‘Earn your Credits’. It is here that you can get free credits for Badoo. It’s a simple system that we have seen before. You sign up to newsletters, answer questionnaires, provide your email address for marketing and perform simple tasks in exchange for credits.
Some of those tasks involve downloading files. Be very careful with that as there are no guarantees that they will be virus-free.
Be prepared for a deluge of spam as all of these ways to earn free credits involve giving your email address away or signing up for newsletters or other marketing material.
A much safer way to earn free credits is to use the ‘Credits From Friends’ function. Simply invite friends to join Badoo and you receive credits in return. If you use the Badoo website to invite your friend, once they sign up you should see a Collect button next to their name, hit that to get your credits.
Do any of the websites offering hacks for free Badoo credits work?
I would be wary of any website that offered a hack for credits. Some may not work. Some may actually generate you some free Badoo credits, but are they worth the risk? One, using these hacks may expose your personal data through email, infected websites, infected apps or something else. Two, Badoo may find these hacks, trace beneficiaries of them and ban those accounts.
While neither of these is guaranteed, if you’re having a good time on Badoo, why risk it? I checked out a bunch of those websites offering hacks for credits and Malwarebytes showed warnings for many of them. Brave browser also showed ‘Insecure’ for many of them too so I would not trust any of them with my computer.