Bumble Online Status: How To Tell If Someone Is Active

Your Quick Answer:

To tell if someone is active or not on Bumble, you need to check the distance of the user.

If the user’s distance is changing continuously, you’ll be able to know that he’s moving around but he’s online too.

You can even look for little changes in the person’s profile and compare it with the last time you saw it. If there’s any change, you can be sure that the user was online but hasn’t responded to your text.

You need to look for the New Here badge to be sure that the profile isn’t old or inactive.

Directly messaging the user is also an option that can help you quickly figure out whether the user is interested in replying to your message or not. It will also help you know whether the user is online or not.

Another way to check the online status is by stalking the user’s other social media profiles to see the date and time of the last activity.

Bumble has recently deleted the feature of showing online status so you can no longer see anyone’s online status on Bumble.

Only if the Background Data Refresh and the location access are turned on, Bumble will be able to record your location even when it’s running from the background.

Bumble Online Status Checker:

🔴 How To Use:

Step 1: First of all, open the Bumble Online Status Checker tool.

Step 2: Then, enter the username or ID of the Bumble profile you want to check.

Step 3: After that, click on the ‘Online Status‘ button.

Step 4: Now, the tool will display the online status or last seen time of the Bumble profile you entered.

How to Tell if Someone is Active on Bumble:

There are some ways to tell in someone is active on Bumble through different options, let’s dive in:

1. Check for Changes in Distance

By seeing the change in distance, you’ll be able to see whether someone is active on Bumble or not. If you find that the distance of a user is changing continuously, it’s because he or she is on the app and is moving around.

Check for Changes in Distance

Bumble updates one’s location when the application is open or running in the background. Therefore, if the user is opening the app at the same time as traveling somewhere, the location would change continuously.

If someone has put their profile on Snooze mode, you’ll be able to know about that from the designated away status until he or she turns it off.

Furthermore, you should always remember that on Bumble, they consider an account to be inactive if it hasn’t been online in 30 days or more. Therefore, anyone who wants to keep their profile active and be on the swiping list, must not stay offline for 30 days.

2. Using Chat Track: Online Tracker App

You can use the app called Chat Track: Online Tracker for checking if someone is active on Bumble or not. It’s available on the Google Play Store. This app tracks the online status of Bumble users and notifies you as soon as someone comes online.

🔗 Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsdog.chatwatch.chattrack

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.

Chat Track Online Tracker

Step 2: Open the app.

Step 3: It will ask you for permission to access Bumble data.

permission to access

Step 4: Click on Allow.

Step 5: Once you’ve provided the app with permission, it will show you notifications when someone comes online on Bumble.

Once you've provided the app

3. Use Trackly App

The app called Trackly is also used to check Bumble users’ online status. This needs your permission to access Bumble data. The app can only be installed on iOS devices.

🔗 Link: https://apps.apple.com/az/app/trackly/id1504660612

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.


Step 2: Then you need to open it.

Step 3: Click on Allow when it asks for permission to access Bumble data.


From now it will notify you when someone comes online or goes offline on Bumble. You can also check their last seen.

4. Look At His Profile

Another way to check someone’s online status is by seeing the recent changes in his or her profile. If you’ve messaged someone and didn’t get a response, you can open the person’s profile to see the new changes that have been recently made.

If you find that there’s no new change in the profile, then it’s for sure that the person most probably hasn’t been online on Bumble since the last time. However, if you find a change in the profile picture, bio, or other few modifications recently, then you’ll be able to know that the user has been online on Bumble and not replied to you.

If you have got a screenshot of his profile, then compare it and find out whether it has got any recent changes or not.

5. Send Him a Message

As there’s no direct way to see someone’s online status on Bumble, you should never be scared to send a message to the person whose online status you want to know.

You can either ask the person directly whether he’s online and available for a chat or you can simply send any random message to the user. If you get a quick and immediate response from the person, it’s most probably because the user is online.

Send Him a Message

This is the easiest way to check on someone to see whether he’s currently active on Bumble or not because it solves the problem right away as well as makes the bond between the two persons stronger which is the ultimate aim of Bumble.

6. See the Profile Badge

On Bumble you can no longer see if someone is currently active as it has removed the feature. However, you can be sure that the user whose online status you want to know, is new to Bumble if you get to see the New Here badge on his profile.

See the Profile Badge

This doesn’t tell you the active status of the user directly, but it can help you know that it’s not an old or inactive account.

However, the New Here badge is only displayed for the profiles that are actually new on Bumble and aren’t displayed for the old but active accounts.

Furthermore, there’s no way you can swipe an inactive account by mistake as it gets removed from the swiping list. Inactive accounts are automatically removed by Bumble from the swiping list if they aren’t opened for more than 30 days.

How to see if someone is on Bumble without joining:

Although you can’t check whether someone has a Bumble account or not on the Bumble app without having an account of yours on Bumble, the third-party reverse lookup tools can help you know if someone is on Bumble.

When you search for someone on a reserve lookup tool, the results show you the social media accounts the user has and the dating accounts the person uses from where you can check if he or she has a Bumble account. 

Another method that can help you know if someone is on Bumble or not, is by using a friend’s account. If you don’t have a Bumble account of your own but want to know if someone uses Bumble or not, ask a friend who uses Bumble to check for you by looking for the person on Bumble.

You can also create a fake Bumble profile and then search for the person to see if he uses Bumble or not. This will help you maintain a secret Bumble account as well as find others on Bumble.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to find someone on Bumble you swiped left?

You need to click on the arrow that is on the top left corner of your screen to get back the profile that you’ve swiped left on Bumble.

Often while swiping on Bumble, you may accidentally swipe left on someone whom you actually want to swipe right, however, you don’t need to worry as on Bumble you get to reconsider a profile as many times as you want.  

2. Does your Bumble profile stay active if you delete the app?

No, if you delete or uninstall the Bumble app, your profile doesn’t get deleted. It stays on the Bumble server and your account shows up to others’ on Bumble.

If you reinstall the Bumble app, you can log into your profile again to use it from where you left and it will stay unaffected. Bumble doesn’t erase any data from your account even when you’re inactive.

3. Does Bumble Show When You Are Online?

No, Bumble doesn’t show the online status of its users. It has recently deleted this feature to increase the privacy of the users. Unlike many other social media apps or dating apps connecting people together, Bumble doesn’t have a feature where it can show a green indicator to let someone know about others’ online status. The most it does is display a New Here badge for the new accounts on Bumble.

Although being able to see the online status of other users is kind of helpful in some situations, it sometimes hampers the right to privacy of many people. As online status is often misused by stalkers and creepers so Bumble makes it harder for them to track you.

4. What does ‘~’ mean on Bumble location?

On Bumble, you may often see the ‘~’ sign which means approximately. Bumble is a location-based app that shows the location of all users. Therefore, while it measures the distances, it uses the ‘~’ sign to imply that the distance measured and shown on the Bumble profile is not an exact one but it’s approximately the same.

If the user doesn’t open the application in several days, you might not be able to see his or her location. This happens in cases where the user is traveling from one place to another and has been denied location access.

Moreover, when someone is in Snooze mode, Bumble can’t record his or her location.

5. Does your location update on Bumble if you don’t open the app?

Bumble is another location-based application, which tracks and updates the location when you’re on the application or the app is running in the background. If the Background Data Refresh option is turned on, Bumble will be able to record the location of the user even when he or she isn’t using the application anymore.

If Bumble has location access on your iPhone, it will be able to track your location the whole time.

However, while you’re giving the location access to the app, you can choose the option While using the app so that the app cannot update your location in the background.

Only if you choose Always while giving the location access to the app, it will record your location in the background too. But you can’t deny location access to the app, or else you won’t be able to make any more new matches.

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