Bumble For Friends is using AI to help you write a good icebreaker message

Bumble For Friends, Bumble’s second app that focuses on friend-finding, announced new features today including ‘Plans’ in case you want to plan a meet-up and AI-powered icebreaker su

Sources confirm that Salesforce intends to announce new Slack CEO next week

It was a whirlwind kind of day at Salesforce and Slack as the company learned that Slack CEO Lidiane Jones would be leaving at the end of the year to become CEO at dating app Bumble. Sources, who chos

Bumble announces Slack CEO Lidiane Jones will be its new chief exec

In a fast-moving news cycle, a personnel change wouldn’t seem to catch our attention, but this morning dating app Bumble announced a doozy: It’s replacing founder CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd with Slack

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd shares how AI will ‘supercharge’ love with digital matchmakers

Bumble, Inc. CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd believes the power of AI technology will lead to a better online dating experience for her apps’ users. Speaking at the Code Conference on Wednesday, the Bumb

Bumble changes its policy to crack down on bots, ghosting and doxing

Dating app company Bumble has released its updated community guidelines with an aim to crack down on bots, spam, ghosting and doxing. The new policy will apply to its dating app Badoo along with Bumbl

Bumble launches a separate BFF app for friend friending

Dating app company Bumble announced today that it is releasing a separate app called “Bumble for Friends” aimed at finding friends in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippin

Barbie and Ken are your dating coaches in Bumble’s newest feature

Ahead of the highly anticipated “Barbie” premiere on July 21, Bumble is launching a new experience where users can get message suggestions from all the Barbies and Kens featured in the movie, incl

Bumble is testing a separate BFF app for finding friends

Dating app Bumble said that it is testing a separate BFF app in select markets to let people find friends. The company added that it plans to release this app in the U.S. this year. Earlier this week,

Bumble users can share their favorite artists with new Spotify feature

Since 2016, Bumble members have been able to link their Spotify account to their profile. Now, the dating app is enhancing the integration. Launched today, the new “Top Artists” feature pulls arti

Netflix teams up with Bumble so users can bond over popular TV shows

Bumble is putting the phrase “Netflix and Chill?” to the test with the launch of a weekly in-app Netflix-themed question game called “Netflix Nights In” that asks users questions about a popul

Bumble rolls out ‘Compliments,’ a new message-before-match feature

Bumble has experimented with many ways to help its users engage with each other beyond tapping and swiping on miscellaneous profiles. Today, Bumble launched a message-before-match feature, “Complime

Bumble open sourced its AI that detects unsolicited nudes

As part of its larger commitment to combat “cyberflashing,” the dating app Bumble is open sourcing its AI tool that detects unsolicited lewd images. First debuted in 2019, Private Detector

Apple TV+’s ‘Ted Lasso’ partners with Bumble to give users a blind-dating experience

In the Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso,” characters Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) and Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh) download Bantr, a fictional dating app where users can’t see each other’s pho

Bumble is testing a speed-dating feature where users chat before matching

Dating app Bumble has been experimenting with a new way for its users to connect. The company has been quietly testing a speed-dating feature in its U.K. market, which allows users to join the app on

This Week in Apps: Android 13 arrives, apps plan for midterms, Amazon copies TikTok

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Bumble experiments with group chats, polls and video calls for its new social networking feature, ‘Hive’

Dating app maker Bumble revealed more of its plans to strengthen its social networking features during last week’s Q2 earnings, which saw the company’s shares slump over its lowered finan

Astrology addicts can now see zodiac content on Bumble

Is it really written in the stars? This week, Bumble launched weekly customized astrology content in-app, with astrologer Aliza Kelly taking on the task of helping you find a star-crossed soulmate. Du

Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature

Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in 2016. This friend-finding feature currently uses th

An early TikTok exec just launched a dating app, Spark

A former president at musical.ly (now known as TikTok), Alex Hofmann has already done something that seems impossible: He helped build an app that could compete with social giants like Meta, YouTube o

As Russians head for the exits, Immigram platform launches to scale professional migration

The number of applications for international visas in the U.K. and elsewhere, in order to leave Russia, has exploded following the latter’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s estimated that since Febru
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