General FAQ

When was Badoo launched?

November 2006

How many members are registered with Badoo?

There are 326,194,637 Badoo members worldwide with hundreds of thousands of new guys and girls joining daily.

What is so unique about Badoo and what explains its rapid growth and success?

Quite simply, it works! Badoo sets a clear, easy to navigate, visually focused stage, and the users control just how much or little they wish to participate in the experience. Badoo's members find joining the community a positive regular addition to their social lives both on and off line. And even if they keep their Badoo connections strictly online, the experience is always fun and entertaining.

Where is the home office for Badoo?

We are located in trendy Soho, Central London and have regional offices throughout the world.

How many employees does Badoo have?

Badoo currently employs well over 200 full-time international staff and these numbers are growing rapidly.

How much does Badoo cost to join and use?

The basic service is free for everyone. And these basic services are unusually extensive. As soon as they sign up, members can chat, upload photos and videos and see and contact people who live in their area — or even a different city or part of the world.

How difficult is it for Badoo members to start meeting new guys and girls?

It's very fast and very simple. They just go to, create an account, start a profile and get started!

When so much is free, why would a member choose the premium paid options?

Badoo offers premium paid options for those who wish to be seen by far more people in their area and to truly take advantage of all the possibilities available on Badoo. These premium options are all conceived to easily and efficiently increase our member’s success in attracting and selecting the people they would like to meet and connect to.

How do Featuring and Rise Up premium features work?

Featuring and Rise Up are fast, easy ways to get seen by the most people in the member’s area and standing out from the crowd. With Featuring, the member’s photo and brief profile info appear on every Badoo page within their area or region. Rise Up instantly puts the member’s profile at the top of the search results within their region. Both mean that they’ll have more messages, more profile views and attract more attention.

How are Featuring and Rise Up paid for and how secure are these payments?

Both are paid with a one time very low charge to most major credit cards, mobile phone services or PayPal. All of which are extremely safe and secure: the member’s personal information is never shared with 3rd parties as outlined in Badoo’s Privacy policy.

What is the Super Powers premium package all about?

Super Powers are a group of potent individual features, which are all about gaining more control, accessing more information about other members and, generally, making the member’s longer term participation in the Badoo community more satisfying and successful.

How are Super Powers paid for and how secure are these payments?

Super Powers are paid for by a very reasonable monthly charge to most major credit cards, mobile phone services or PayPal. All of which are extremely safe and secure: the member’s personal information is never shared with 3rd parties as outlined in Badoo’s Privacy policy.

How does Badoo protect its members’ privacy?

During the registration process, Badoo members are given clear options as to just how many or few of their existing and new friends and contacts can view their complete profiles. They can also edit and adjust these settings at any time. For more information check Badoo’s Privacy policy.

How does Badoo interface with its members, with other social networking, photo sharing and email sites?

Easily and seamlessly. Again, Badoo members can choose which of their other networks they wish to share information with. For instance, if they choose, they can register to Badoo through Facebook and their key profile information, photos etc., are automatically used as basis for their Badoo profile.

Which countries are Badoo members from?

Badoo has members in 180 countries on all 7 continents.

How many languages is Badoo available in?

Badoo is currently available in 41 languages: English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano, Português, Русский, 中文, Bahasa Indonesia, Bosanski, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Hrvatski, Kiswahili, Latviešu, Lietuvių, Magyar, Melayu, Nederlands, Norsk bokmål, Polski, Română, Shqip, Slovenski, Slovenský, Srpski, Suomi, Svenska, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, Български, Українська, עברית, العربية, हिंदी, ไทย, 日本語, 한국어.

How does Badoo manage to be huge globally yet still respond to its individual members living in wildly varied cultures and regions?

The respect and attention to the unique needs of differing world cultures is an essential part of Badoo's DNA. Badoo's international flavor and sheer scale is one of its keys to success, but it never loses sight of the fact that its members’ individual needs are mostly locally driven – it's a big world, but what goes on at home is what really matters.

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