Use Bumble without linking it to your Facebook account
So you want to start using the Bumble dating app, but you don’t want your grandma and high school track team to know about it? Can you use Bumble without Facebook, or do you need Facebook to sign up and use Bumble?
Here’s what you need to know about using Bumble without involving your Facebook account.
First: Does Bumble post on Facebook?
No, Bumble never posts to your Facebook timeline.
Why does Bumble encourage linking Facebook?
Why does Bumble need Facebook at all?
Bumble pulls information from your Facebook account (like your name, age, and occupation) to create a ready-to-go Bumble profile.
According to Bumble’s FAQ, “This speeds up the sign-up process as well as ensuring the information on your profile is genuine and reliable.” (But note that you can edit this stuff after it’s imported.)
Can I use Bumble without Facebook?
Yes, as of April 2018, you can use Bumble by signing up with a phone number instead.
What if I can’t sign up using my phone number?
If you’re not seeing the option to join Bumble with a phone number and you want to avoid linking your personal Facebook, the only other known solution is as follows.
Step 1: Make a new, blank Facebook account.
Use your real first name only.
Step 2: Login to the new Facebook account on your phone.
Step 3: Sign up for Bumble using the new Facebook account.
Step 4: Give thanks that your ex and next-door neighbor know nothing of your dating app life. 🎊🎉🎈
Pretty simple, all things considered.
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Choose your best pics using Photofeeler.
Photofeeler has been shown to increase match rates (and match quality) significantly.