Bumble offers a variety of features to its users to help facilitate matches, meetings, and friendships. One of the unique aspects of Bumble is that it’s not just a dating app; users can switch to Best Friend Forever (BFF) mode and be matched with people of the same sex looking for friendship, or the networking mode which matches people looking to make business connections.
However, when using dating and social apps like this, it can be frustrating wasting time with inactive users. But how can you check to see when a user was last active on Bumble?
In this article, I’ll show you how Bumble handles active users, and what you can do to find out if your match has been active on the site.
Does Bumble Show Active Users?
- Does Bumble Show Active Users? 
- How to See if Someone is Active 
- Does Bumble Show Profiles that have Rejected You? 
- What Can You See with Bumble Boost? 
- Frequently Asked Questions 
- The Final Word 
The brief answer is “no”.
Bumble used to let you see when someone you’d matched with last used the app. This is because, on Bumble and other swipe-based sites, the “last active” data ended up contributing to some stalking-type behavior. For example, people were able to tell when their matches were ignoring them due to read receipts.
Not everyone is comfortable with sharing their app activity with everyone, so Bumble decided to remove this feature. When you look through your matches, there’s no way to know how long it’s been since they were on Bumble, unless they give it away by sending you a message.
How to See if Someone is Active
Unfortunately, you won’t get a flashing bright sign that says “this user is online now!” But, if you’re seeing a profile that means the user has been active in the last 30 days. You can deduce that when someone shows up in your stack, they’ve likely used the app recently.
There is only one way to see that a person is not online. Thanks to Bumble’s new “Snooze Mode” users can take a break from the app without deleting their profile. Adding to the benefit is that it lets people with who they’ve already connected know that’s what they’re doing.
If you want to know why someone stopped responding to you, it’s natural to be curious about their online activities.
- Open the Bumble app and tap on the Message icon located in the lower right-hand corner.
- Tap on the message or the profile icon of the person you’ve previously connected with.
- Look for the Snooze status under the messages.
It isn’t perfect, but with the new tech era, it’s all we really have to go on. If you don’t see a Snooze alert, the user may have another issue going on which is why they aren’t responding. If you have yet to connect with another member, their card is pulled from the stack during their cool-down period.
Users have the option to Snooze for a day, a week, a month, or indefinitely. If you have no other contact information to go on, simply wait it out. The person you’re interested in may come back online.
Does Bumble Show Profiles that have Rejected You?
If you’re curious whether or not someone you’re interested in rejected you on Bumble, there is a way to find out. Bumble added this feature so you or the other person could swipe again in case they made a mistake the first time.
Bumble shows user profiles that you have already swiped left on just in case you change your mind. Maybe the person wants to swipe right on you the second time around. You may see other users who have swiped left on you, but it doesn’t directly indicate if they did swipe left. However, they will turn up in your search again at some point – unless they have swiped left on your multiple times, or you’ve done the same.
Check out the next section to figure out how to use Bumble like a pro. This way, you’ll know how to determine who’s online, who isn’t, and what certain symbols mean.
What Can You See with Bumble Boost?
Like many other dating sites, there is a paid service that gives you a lot more freedom and access to other users. Although Bumble’s Boost subscription won’t let you know if someone is online, it may provide you more opportunities to make meaningful connections. Here’s what you get for paying for Boost:
- You get to see your Beeline – You’ll see when someone swipes right on you. The other user will show in your Beeline immediately so you can pretty much understand they’re online with this feature.
- You get unlimited extends – If someone didn’t log in with time to swipe right on you, don’t fret. You can extend your matches for another 24 hours. Free accounts can only do this once per day.
- Rematch – Perhaps one of the more useful features; you can rematch with a user after the match has expired. They didn’t log in to see you liked them? Simply tap on the match and tap on “Rematch.”
Frequently Asked Questions
The world of online dating can be a complicated enough without unanswered questions. That’s why we’ve included a section to clear up those questions here!
What Does the Yellow Dot Mean on Bumble
You’ve probably noticed that Bumble profiles can have two small dots on them; a green dot or a yellow dot. Both of these dots indicate matches.
The green dot means that the other person swiped right on you, but you either swiped left, or you haven’t seen their profile yet to swipe right on them yet. The yellow dot means that both of you have swiped right on each other.
Can I look up an account without logging in?
There may be times when you need to check if someone has a Bumble account. A Bumble account is necessary to look up another user (which isn’t easy). Your best bet is to create a Bumble profile, narrow your search, and find the person you’re looking for.
What can I do if someone is harassing me on the app?
There may be times when you encounter a not so pleasant user. You can block or report an account by visiting their profile. The user will not see your profile anymore.
You can block and report a user by scrolling to the bottom of their profile page and clicking the “Block & Report” option, or from within the conversation if you’ve had one.
The Final Word
Despite not giving you access to someone’s activity status, Bumble still has a ton of features that make it easy to find someone. When you think about it, whether someone is active or not doesn’t really make a difference. If they feel like chatting with you, the only thing you need to do is send them a message.
If you don’t get a reply, simply move on. In case the lack of this feature is a deal-breaker for you, there are many other dating apps that you can try out. Many of them offer the ability to see who’s online, so you’ll still be able to do it.