App Guide


Name: Badoo

Owned By: Badoo Software Ltd

Category: Social Networking, Lifestyle 

Operating System: IOS, Android

Available for download: Yes

Desktop version: Yes

Approximate release date: 2006

Age Rating*: Rated 17+ for the following: 

  • Frequent/intense mature/suggestive themes
  • Infrequent/mild sexual content and nudity

Brief Description*:  In a society that profits on our self-doubt, Badoo is the place where it pays to be a real, unapologetic you. We fight the ambiguity of modern dating with an authentic, unfiltered conversation. We believe real connection is born from being honest in who you are and what you really want.

  • Access to camera (device camera)

    Connect with matches through face-to-face video calling.

  • Access to location (on the device)

    Users are connected with other users nearby.

  • Anonymous posting (posting without a username or other identifiers)

    Badoo offers a three-step verification process where users can select to only connect with other verified profiles.

  • Connect with strangers (ability to)

    When users match, they can connect with each other through the app.

  • Cyberbullying opportunities

    Similar to other dating apps, cyberbullying is plausible.

  • Business accounts

    Badoo is not for businesses.

  • Ability to send inappropriate images

    Users can send explicit photos. Badoo will automatically detect intimate photos sent through the app and warn users before they open them.

  • Access to photo gallery (on the device)

    Users can upload photos of themselves from their photo gallery for their profile.

  • Collects user’s information

    Badoo may use data to track you across other apps and websites. This includes location, contact information, identifiers (device ID), usage data (advertising date), and other types of data.

Reviewed By: Ryan

Badoo is an adult-only dating app. My concern is the content youth could find on the app and the potential for adults trying to connect with teens. The app uses location services to track and connect individuals. Badoo’s terms state that it is not for teens, but that won’t stop them from downloading it. Here is a quick read about Badoo that helps explain the app a little more. I would not recommend this app for anyone under 18 years old.