Bumble introduced Travel Mode as a way for Bumble users to connect with matches from around the world, rather than just the people in your area, which lets it after a year of lockdowns, you've already explored.
Bumble Travel Mode is largely seen as a response to Tinder Passport, which after making the feature freely accessible to all users, saw a record-breaking 14 billion matches in the April 2020 alone.
So, what is Bumble Travel Mode and how does it work? This article will answer all questions you may have about Bumble Travel Mode.
Travel Mode is a feature in Bumble that allows you to select any city in the world and other Bumble users in that city will see your profile.
It is meant to help you start matching and chatting with other Bumble users before you travel to that city and as such, you will not be able to select an exact location; the location will only show that you are at the center of the city you have selected.
There will also be indicator to let other users know that you are using Travel Mode. Travel Mode is however only available for Bumble Premium subscribers, meaning that you will have to purchase a subscription to use it.
To enable Travel Mode in Bumble, follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Click on the Bumble Premium option on the menu screen, right under your profile photo
Step 2: Sign up and tap on the grey gear icon on the top-left hand corner to open "Settings."
Step 3: Tap "Travel Mode" in the Location Section
Step 4: Search for your preferred city and select it
I use of the Travel mode will cost 5 Bumble Coins, which are worth $7.99. Unlike Tinder's Passport, Bumble Travel Mode is not part of the premium subscription; it is part of the Bumble Boost.
You can save some money if you choose to purchase the coins in bulk. For example, you can get 20 Bumble Coins for $24.99.
On Android device, you will need to purchase coins to use Travel Mode.
For iOS uses, you need to be a premium user to use Bumble Coins. The cost of premium Bumble subscription depends on the duration of the subscription;
If you are moving to a new city or visiting a new city for work or vacation, it makes sense to line up some dates before travelling.
In this sense, Bumble Travel Mode is a good way to meet some new people even before travelling to this new location, allowing you to line up some dates ahead of your visit.
If you can book your hotel, make travel plans and even reserve excursions ahead of time, you should be to do the same with dates.
When using Bumble Travel Mode, your profile will show that you are using it. Unlike Tinder Passport, Bumble will also inform other users that the profile they are viewing is in another city. Tinder Passport gives you the option to turn this feature off.
If you would like to match with Bumble users in other cities, but you don't want to use Travel Mode, you can change the GPS location on your device to match that city.
The best way to change the location on your iOS device is to use MockGo. This is an iPhone GPS changer tool that allows you to change Bumble's location for iPhone device in a single click and without needing to jailbreak the device to do it.
Here are its main features;
Follow these simple steps to use MockGo to change the Bumble location;
Step 1: Download and install MockGo on to your computer. Open the program.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using its USB/Lightning cable. Once the program detects the connected device, click on the "Start" button to begin.
Step 3: Click on the "Teleport" icon on the top-right corner of the screen and then enter the location you want to explore in the search field. Click "Search."
Step 4: MockGo will identify the location that you have selected and it will now appear on the map. Click "Move Here" to teleport the device to this new location.
Step 5: Now open Bumble and begin exploring the matches in your new location.
Does Travel Mode Show on Bumble?
Yes. if you ate using travel mode on Bumble, every Bumble user viewing your profile on Bumble will be able to see that you are using Travel Mode.
In contrast, it is impossible to for anyone to tell that you are spoofing your location when using MockGo.
Is it Possible to Hide Travel Mode on Bumble?
No. You can't hide the status in your profile. All users will be able to see that you're using travel mode whether you are a premium user or not.
The only way to hide the travel mode is to use a location spoofing tool like MockGo to change the location on your device.
How Long Does Bumble's Travel Mode Last??
Travel Mode usually lasts for about 7 days. If you need to extend it for longer than 7 days, you will have to use an additional 5 Bumble Coins.
MockGo on the other hand can be used to teleport the device to any location for as long as you need to.
Can I Switch Cities after Purchasing Bumble Travel?
Bumble Travel allows you to change the location to any city in the world within 7 days.
To change the location, click on the blue travel bar in the Settings menu and choose the new location you would like to travel to. Changing the location within the 7 days will not cost you additional Bumble coins.
Bumble Travel Mode is a great feature to help you find dates in a city you intend to travel to in the near future.
But you will need to use Bumble Coins to access the feature and there is no way to hide that you are in a different location.
The best way to get find matches in other areas is to change the GPS location so Bumble detects the new location when showing you matching profiles.
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