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A Beginner's Guide to Badoo for Android

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Navigating Badoo for Android
Badoo for Android home
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After you download Badoo for Android and complete registration for your free account, you can launch the new app to start meeting friends and dates in your town or anywhere you visit. When you first launch the app, you will see a screen which appears as illustrated above. This is your home screen and how you will navigate between the myriad of features on Badoo.

Badoo for Android Features

  • Profile. In addition to being the nerve center for this app, where you can sign in to Badoo, sign out, purchase credits and more, the profile is where you let other members know who you are and what you're about.

  • People Nearby. This is the Badoo search function on the Android app. In addition to showing you potential matches nearby, you can also modify your demographics to find exactly who you are looking for.

  • Encounters. This Hot-or-Not-like feature allows you to rate potential matches with the click of a button. A fast and easy way to browse the profiles of members without going through the search function.

  • Messages. Pretty clear cut, this feature is your inbox where incoming chat messages are stored.

  • Favorites. When you favorite someone on their profile, their name and picture are added here for easy reference. Use favorites sparingly to separate those you are already chatting with for best results.

  • Visitors. Want to find out who has been checking out your profile? Check out the Visitors screen to monitor who is sneaking a peek.

  • You Like. This feature lists all the people you said "Yes" to while playing the Encounters game.

  • Like You. This icon will take you to a list of Badoo members who liked you when you appeared in their Encounters game.

  • Mutual. This is where the magic happens. From the Mutual feature, check out people you liked who also said they liked you. A match made in heaven.

  • Widget. With a Widget, see new messages, mutual attractions and people who want to meet you from your home screen. Find out how to get a Widget here.

  • Wallpaper. Wallpaper is nifty, in that it displays locals right on your home screen on your Android device. Several theme varieties to choose from.

  • Blocked. Want to see who you've blocked from viewing and messaging you? Here's the list.
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