Can People See If You Have Bumble Premium?

can people see if you have bumble premium

Can You Tell if Someone Has Bumble Premium?

Not everyone wants to reveal the fact that they use Bumble Premium or Bumble Boost. Perhaps they feel embarrassed or perhaps it’s a matter of privacy, hence the question. But let’s get it out of the way now: no, there does not exist any indicator that someone is a Bumble Premium or Bumble Boost member, but you can find out.

Fire up Bumble and view a few profiles. You’ll notice that you get a glimpse into someone’s life from the menu.

People wonder if there’s some kind of star or heart or checkmark to indicate someone is a Bumble Premium or Bumble Boost member, but no such icon exists. The only one who can directly tell if you’re a Bumble premium member is you.

Only you know that and can find out directly by opening your Settings or visiting your profile. That doesn’t mean you can’t find out. With a bit of detective work you can, at the very least, deduce if someone is a Gold or Plus member.

Can People Tell If You Have Bumble Premium?

People can’t tell if you have Bumble Premium because there’s no specific icon that they could see on your profile that would indicate that you have Bumble Premium or Bumble Boost.

Bumble premium is a subscription just like any other app and nothing changes on your profile that would indicate to someone that you’re paying for Bumble.

The only thing that you could change that’s only accessible to the Bumble Premium features that would indicate that you have Bumble Premium is if your age in your bio is hidden or your location keeps changing because you’ve been using the Passport feature.

How to Know if Someone Has Bumble Premium

It’s not easy to tell if someone is using Bumble Premium or Bumble boost, but if their age is invisible or their location is changing a lot, they probably do have a paid subscription. It’s hard to say which one they have, as both Bumble Boost and Bumble Premium have these features.

If you care enough, you could just simply ask them which version they have. A good way to ask would be to say something like; “I couldn’t decide on whether to get Boost or Premium, which one do you have?”

If you want to know if someone has Bumble Premium, you first have to understand what Bumble Premium and Boost offer because it’s the benefits of both subscriptions that offer clues into whether or not someone is a Premium or Boost member.

Bumble Boost offers:

  • See everyone who has right-swiped you (your Beeline)
  • Extend your matches by 24 hours
  • Rematch with expired connections

Bumble Premium:

  • Access to unlimited Advanced filters
  • Access to your Beeline so you can see your admirers
  • Travel mode
  • Backtrack
  • Ability to extend time on your current matches
  • Rematch with users who have expired
  • Unlimited swipes
  • One Spotlight per week
  • Five SuperSwipes per week

You Can Tell They Have Premium If They Use The Travel Mode Feature

The key feature that the premium subscription has is Travel Mode. This function allows you to change your location to view matches in other areas. If you travel a lot and are looking to hook up while you’re in the area, Travel Mode can be a great tool to have.

But here’s the rub: if you match with someone that’s from a completely different city or state, chances are they’re using Travel Mode and if they’re using Travel Mode then they have, at the very least, Bumble Premium. And let’s not forget that Bumble Premium members can even hide their distance.

Does Bumble Show If You Have Premium


No, Bumble does not indicate to others that you have Bumble Premium or not. However, if they want, they can find this out.

Can You Tell If Someone Has Bumble Boost

Bumble will not give you an indication that someone has a paid subscription. However, if you pay attention to their profile, you can probably figure it out. One possible way to tell is if their age is invisible, as doing this is only possible with a paid subscription.

Another way to tell is if their location is changing a lot; chances are this means they’re using the Bumble passport feature, allowing them to put any location they like, which is also a paid subscription only feature.

What’s the Difference Between Bumble Boost and Bumble Premium?

If you’re looking to upgrade to a paid Bumble subscription, you may be scratching your head as to what the difference is between the 2 options. Look no further as we explain the differences between the two as well as our recommendation!

Bumble Boost costs $14.99 a month. It features:

  • Backtrack, the ability to see a skipped profile instantly
  • Ability to extend time on your current matches
  • Unlimited swipes
  • One Spotlight per week (pushes you to the front of the stack, letting your profile be seen more often)
  • Five SuperSwipes per week (like the Super likes on Tinder, it’s just a way of showing you’re very interested)

Bumble Premium costs more than twice as much as Boost. At $32.99 a month, Premium includes:

  • Access to unlimited Advanced filters (sort possible matches by age, location, etc.)
  • Access to Beeline, giving you the ability to only see those who liked your profile
  • Travel mode (only available on mobile, allows you to change your location)
  • Backtrack
  • Ability to extend time on your current matches
  • Rematch with users who have expired
  • Unlimited swipes
  • One Spotlight per week
  • Five SuperSwipes per week
  • Incognito Mode (not available on Bumble web, allows you to search for possible matches without your account showing up for anybody)

So that’s the difference between Bumble Boost and Premium; premium features all that Boost has with a bit more – but for twice the cost of boost. If you’re stumped on what to do, we recommend to first use your 2 week Premium trial.

If you really like the paid features, after the trial ends, purchase Boost, and if you find yourself missing the advantages of premium, go for it!

How to Get Free Bumble Premium

The only way to get Bumble premium for free is to use the 14 day free trial when you sign up. Here’s how to activate it!

1. Open Bumble.

2. Press ‘Join’. If you already made an account but didn’t use the free trial, we recommend just making a new account.

3. Create your password. You may not need to if you’re using the Bumble app on your phone or tablet.

4. Create your profile and upload your pictures. Make sure you follow the Bumble guidelines to avoid a ban!

5. Accept your free trial and enjoy! Remember to cancel your subscription before the trial ends to avoid getting charged.

You should be offered your free trial before you’re shown your first match. If not, try restarting the app. Although rare, it can sometimes take a few days for your free trial offer.

Do You Need Bumble Premium to See Matches

No, you don’t have to have a Bumble subscription to see those you’ve matched with! However, the Beeline feature does require a subscription. The Beeline feature allows you to see which users liked your profile, even if you didn’t like their profile back.

With Beeline, it’s less swiping and more matching, as it gives you the ability to only see those who already swiped right or liked your profile.

Should You Care?

To be frank, it doesn’t really make a difference if the person you’re talking to is a Premium member. Grant it, there’s certainly room for people to make that decision themselves.

In fact, if someone has Boost or Premium then they have access to changing their location. For the average person that’s looking for someone special, this feature is pretty useless unless you’re on vacation or on a business trip then you may use it for the sole purpose of hooking up for a night or two, zero commitment involved.

If that’s the case, then yes it will matter if the person you’re meeting is a Premium member because they could be leaving the next morning and you may have had a real connection with them; dating is already hard enough.

If you feel that Premium will get in the way of your matches, then it’s up to you to be upfront with your matches right from the start.

Make it clear that if they have Bumble Premium, and you feel it can compromise the connection, then you have every right to cut the conversation there.

Bumble Premium and Boost both open the opportunity for people who simply want to mingle for a night or two, and that may not be what someone is looking for.

Bottom Line

As you can see, there’s no direct indication that someone has Bumble Premium or Bumble Boost, but there are a few indirect clues that you can use to assume a match has, at the very least, Bumble Premium. Or you can simply ask. That’s as direct as you’re going to get.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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