In March 2016, Bumble released BFF mode as a way for users to find platonic friends.
After switching into the mode, the app replaces potential dates with people of the user's same sex who are also looking for friends.
Bumble is a location-based social and dating application that facilitates communication between interested users.
In heterosexual matches, only female users can make the first contact with matched male users, while in same-sex matches either person can send a message first.
Formerly, Bumble users were required to log in via Facebook when signing up.
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