Travel Mode Bumble: Changing location on Bumble was always a problem. For those who don’t know what Bumble is, let me tell you all, Bumble is an online dating app used by people for finding a date nearby. Unlike Tinder, Bumble was missing a critical feature that I believe is irritating. Earlier, Bumble didn’t allow its users to change their location, which Tinder permitted for several years. Finally, Bumble is keeping pace with the advanced features of Tinder. Bumble has launched travel mode Bumble to keep pace with the passport feature of Tinder.
Is it possible to change your location on Bumble? Earlier answer to this question was no, but now Bumble has turned the tables by launching its new feature, ‘Bumble travel mode.’ Bumble travel mode allows Bumble users to switch their physical location to a place where they are not physically present. Bumble users can take advantage of this feature for seven days.
Today’s article is about Bumble travel mode, where I will review this new Bumble feature. Firstly let me give you a brief idea of what we will discuss in this comprehensive discussion. This article will tell you what Bumble travel mode is, how it is different from a tinder passport, how to access this feature, the cost of Bumble travel mode, and its benefits. So, without wasting further time, let’s jump into the discussion.
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What is Bumble travel?
Travel mode Bumble is a premium feature of Bumble. It means that Bumble travel will change your location in the app while you are physically not present there. If you are regular in using Bumble, you must be aware that Bumble is very particular about location and doesn’t allow you to change your location. Bumble travel will enable you to change your physical location in the app for seven days. The places you can choose are limited to only those areas where Bumble is authenticated.
Unfortunately, the app doesn’t allow you to choose a specific location in the city. Travel will drop your location in the middle of the city. Apart from this, you cannot hide the fact that you are using travel. If you enable travel mode, Bumble will show an indicator that will indicate other Bumble users you are using travel mode Bumble.
Bumble travel is available in all three modes of Bumble. It means that you can use travel for dating, networking, and making friends. Generally, travel mode Bumble is preferred by those who want to make friends far from their location or want to have a long-distance relationship. The only drawback in this feature is that all other users will see an indicator denoting that your profile is on travel mode.
How much will it cost?
Firstly let me clear to you that Travel mode Bumble is not a part of Bumble’s premium subscription. It means that being a Bumble premium user doesn’t make a difference in accessing Bumble travel. Unlike tinder passport, Bumble travel is not part of the Bumble premium subscription. One Bumble travel costs five Bumble coins. You have to purchase the Bumble coins for accessing travel mode Bumble. Five Bumble coins will cost you USD 7.99, but you can get a discount if you buy Bumble coins in bulk. For instance, five Bumble coins are worth USD 7.99, but twenty Bumble coins will cost you only USD 24.99.
In my opinion, you should always purchase Bumble coins in bulk because Bumble coins are not only used for accessing Bumble travel but other features also. And you also get a discount for buying Bumble coins in bulk; so technically, you can access several features and save some money from the deal; for me, it’s like icing on the cake. You can always save extra Bumble coins for later use.
How to access this feature?
As I mentioned earlier, for accessing Bumble travel, you need to have five Bumble coins. So you have to purchase Bumble travel through Bumble coins for changing your location on bumble.
After getting hands-on Bumble coin, you can enable travel mode on Bumble by following the below-given steps:-
- Firstly open the app on your phone.
- Navigate to settings in the top left corner.
- Now, scroll towards the location option; you will find this option at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap on the option of ‘travel to.’
- Next, find the city you want to switch your location to.
- Once you find the city select it.
- If you already have Bumble coins in your Bumble account, it will deduct five Bumble coins from your account.
- And if you don’t have Bumble coins in your account, you have to purchase them.
For your assistance, a timer will show under your location to inform you about the time left.
Is it possible to access Bumble travel mode for free?
Unfortunately, there is no way of accessing Bumble travel for free. If you want to use Bumble travel, you have to purchase Bumble travel for five Bumble coins. Otherwise, you will not be able to Bumble coins. Many people manipulate their GPS location as an alternative, but in my opinion, this is not a safe option, so for me, it’s not a smart choice.
Comparison between Bumble travel and Tinder passport:-
Tinder allowed its users to change location through Tinder passport several years ago. Tinder was facilitating its users for years by changing their physical location while Bumble recently launched this feature. Although tinder Passport and Bumble travel support the same purpose, they are still different from each other.
The first and foremost feature is that a Tinder passport is part of a tinder premium subscription, and you don’t have to purchase it separately. Unlike a Tinder passport, you have to buy Bumble travel with five Bumble coins.
Secondly, you can enable Bumble travel for seven days only; you have to purchase it again after seven days. While a person can use a tinder passport unlimited times as it comes under a Tinder premium subscription.
I prefer a tinder passport over Bumble travel because I find this feature way costly, plus one can only access it for seven days.
Can you hide travel mode on Bumble?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to hide travel mode Bumble. Bumble travel mode has an indicator that indicates to other Bumble users that you are using Bumble travel mode on your profile. Once you enable Bumble travel mode, it will show an indicator under your location through which other Bumble users can determine that you have enabled Bumble travel. I know it isn’t very reassuring, but there is nothing we can do.
Is Bumble travel worth it?
Changing your location for fun is relatively meaningless. But yes, if you are moving into some other city or traveling to another city and want to have some friends there before physically going to the city, then Bumble travel is worth trying for you. Otherwise, I don’t find any sense in changing your location to some other city.
Bumble travel is a new feature, so I can’t comment anything whether it gives your profile additional profile visibility in the city you choose. Bumble has a Bumble spotlight for increasing the visibility of your profile, so it will be interesting to observe whether Bumble travel increases your profile visibility to some extent or not. In comparison, a tinder passport gives you higher profile visibility in the location you choose. So we need to observe that whether Bumble gives you high-profile visibility in the selected location.
Is it possible to change your location multiple times through Bumble travel?
Bumble travel is a feature that one can access through Bumble coins; once you enable this feature, you can change your location multiple times for seven days. After accessing this feature, Bumble will not charge you extra coins if you change your location more than once.
That was all about travel mode Bumble. I hope this article resolved most of your queries, but you can ask them in the comments if you are still left with any. For further improvement, you can drop your feedback in the comment section. If you have already used Bumble travel, don’t forget to share your experience in the comments.
In my personal opinion,travel mode Bumble can be helpful for you if you are travelling or moving into some other city or if you want to have a long-distance relationship. Otherwise, I don’t see any point in changing your location unnecessarily. If I miss out on anything in the discussion, you can ask them in the comment section. Wish you happy reading; stay safe!