3 Ways to Fix Bumble Incognito Mode Not Working

When you’re using a dating app like Bumble, the idea that your profile could just pop up in front of anyone can be a little worrying. This is where the need for an Incognito mode comes up.

What is Bumble Incognito Mode

Incognito mode is the Bumble feature that allows you to have more control over who can see your profile while searching for matches. If you activate Incognito mode you’ll be able to like profiles privately by initially hiding your profile from other users and then only appearing for those in whom you have an interest on.

Many people are searching for something at least semi-discrete from their dating app experience, but can that be achieved on the most popular dating apps? For instance, can you be private on Bumble? Of course, privacy’ can mean a few things and will have a different meaning for different people.

Why is Bumble Incognito Mode Not Working

Bumble’s Incognito mode is only available to users who are premium members. If you want to keep things private on Bumble, then forking out for Premium and toggling Incognito mode is your best bet if you can afford it.

Once you’re a premium member, you can hide your profile and only make it visible to people after you’ve liked their profiles. If you like a profile, they’ll never get the chance to like yours. You’ll have private Bumble photos until you grant someone access to like your profile.

When Bumble Incognito mode is on, other users will only see you once you have liked people’s profiles. You won’t show up in anyone’s feed if you have unlike them, or if they haven’t shown up as an option for you yet.

This gives you a pretty fine-tuned control of who sees you on the app and is the most advanced privacy feature of its kind on any of the mainstream dating apps. But, as I said, you do have to pay to access it.

3 Ways Fix and Activate Incognito on Bumble

To activate incognito on Bumble:

1. Open the Bumble app and tap the profile icon and then the gear icon. 

2. Go to the Settings menu and scroll down to “Incognito Mode” and toggle it “ON”. 

3. Then your profile will be shown only to users you “like”. If you pass on them, your profile remains hidden.

Is My Information Safe on Bumble

No dating app is confidential. Apart from anything else, technically everything on your profile is in the public domain and everything including messages can easily be a screenshot.

If you’re worried about privacy on Bumble (or any other dating app) the solution is simple – just don’t give too much away.

Don’t say where you work or go to school; obviously, don’t ever give out your address or even social media handles if you’re worried about privacy and confidentiality.

If you like someone on Bumble and feel like you trust them, then you can absolutely move to a more private messaging app. My biggest piece of advice here though would be to meet them!

You can tell much more about someone from how they behave in real life than you can on an app. After that, you can use your initiative in terms of how fast or slow you go sharing things.

Obviously, if confidentiality specifically is your issue, and you have some big state secrets to share, then maybe get your security detail to vet your date for you.

You can also change your preferences, filters, and age range to narrow things down and you can also block or unmatch users you don’t like interacting with or, in more extreme circumstances, don’t want to see you.

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