Bumble Inc., the company behind popular dating apps Bumble, Bumble For Friends, and Badoo, announced new Community Guidelines that aim to create a safer and more respectful environment for its users.
The updated guidelines prohibit the use of automation or scripting to manipulate connections, matching, conversations, or engagement on its platforms. They also ban the promotion of adult content, doxxing, victim blaming, no-show behavior, and sexual assault.
The company said that the new guidelines reflect its commitment to transparency, equity, intersectionality, and trauma-informed approaches in developing its platform policies. Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., said that the company wants to create authentic connections that are rooted in kindness and respect for all its members.
“We are proud to be releasing such stringent and granular Community Guidelines that reinforce to our members what we expect of them both on and off our apps,” she said in a press release.
Bumble Inc. also uses machine learning models to detect and block accounts that violate its guidelines before users report them. The company said that it blocked over 8.2 million accounts in 2023 across Bumble and Badoo, most of which were blocked automatically.
Bumble Inc. is known for its innovative features that empower women and promote healthy and equitable relationships. For example, the dating app Bumble allows women to make the first move in heterosexual matches, while Bumble For Friends helps users find platonic friendships. Badoo, on the other hand, offers video chat and live streaming options for its users.