Tinder Rival Bumble Launches One-On-One Photo Sharing


Badoo-backed Tinder rival Bumble have just released in-chat photo messaging.

Bumble was created by a team of former Tinder employees, including Whitney Wolfe, who sued the dating app over sexual harassment claims.

The app works in a similar way to the IAC-owned app – having been built by Tinder’s UI creator Christopher Gulczynski – but women must open the conversation within 24 hours.

You can extend the 24 hour time period for another day if you wish, but can only do this for one match a day.

Their latest feature lets users send pictures directly to one another – something that obviously brings its own set of problems for a dating app.

However Bumble have included a number of aspects with their Snapchat-style feature, designed to try and discourage users sending lewd pictures.


Firstly, each photo comes with a watermarked stamp of your name and picture.

And when a picture is sent, the image is immediately blurred until the recipient holds down on the picture.

Like Snapchat, you can also annotate pictures and add captions.

Tinder attempted to sidestep the naked picture problem with their feature Moments – where users had to share photos with all their matches.

However earlier this year, the app acquired ephemeral messaging app Tappy – which may mean they plan on introducing a variation on direct photo sharing.

Download Bumble here.