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Delete your account

On the Badoo page, your avatar is located in the upper left-hand corner. Once you’ve clicked on it, select the top-right icon, which looks like a gear. This will lead you to Account Settings. At the bottom of the Account Settings page, you’ll see the Delete Account option.

How to Delete Badoo Account (iPhone & Android)

1. Go to Badoo.com and log in to your account

If you need help with this, check out our tutorial on how to use Badoo.

In the top left corner, click your profile picture to open up your profile. On the next screen, click the gear icon in the top right to open your account settings.

Scroll down to the bottom of the account settings page, then click Delete Account.

4. Decide if you want to accept or refuse Badoo’s suggestions.

Badoo will give you some options of other things you can do instead of deleting your account. You can accept one of these options and stay on Badoo, or click Delete Your Account. Then, click Continue.

Badoo will now offer you a free trial of Badoo Super Powers for three days if you decide to stay. If you want to take advantage of this, click Get Free Super Powers. If you still want to continue with deleting your account, click Delete Your Account at the bottom of the window.

Why is it a good idea to delete Badoo account?

Badoo may be one of the largest platforms in the world but that doesn’t mean it has any flaws. There are certain things people expect from a good dating site like the number of matches, genuine profiles looking for real relationships, exciting features, and an acceptable paid subscription model. Badoo seems to be lacking in some of these departments that might lead to users having a bad user experience leaving a bad impression on other potential users. Let us take at some of these caveats that might push you away from the site.

In 2009, a study was conducted by Cambridge University where 45 different social networking sites were examined and Badoo received the lowest privacy score among these sites. If you care about your online privacy, as everyone should, then this dating app is not the one for you.

A Finnish newspaper by the name of Iltalehti reported that the company allegedly created numerous Badoo profiles without the consent of the people. The victims were said to have reported Badoo’s actions to the authorities after the incident.

Badoo is also notorious for retaining user data. According to Google’s transparency report on the requests for search removals stemming from the “right to be forgotten” ruling, Badoo had the eighth-highest number of URLs removed from Google Search. Other culprits like Facebook, YouTube, Google Groups, and Twitter were found to have received a higher number of these requests than Badoo. This points to the fact that users do not want to be associated with the platform which might be because of their distrust in the company.

Even though Badoo is advertised to be a social networking site that helps you meet local people with shared interests it seems to come off more as a photo-heavy dating platform. In a CNET review by a reporter who goes by the name Rafe Needleman, he described Badoo’s first impression to be “creepy”. He also stated that the matching algorithm was quite obscure and it will lead to unconventional matches.

So if you are unsatisfied with Badoo you can choose to delete your account. And these facts mentioned above should make your decision a little bit easier. I hope this helped you change your perception of the dating site. And if it did, you should probably think about getting rid of your account and parting ways with the site for good.

When you deactivate or delete your Badoo account, your dating profile will be removed from the platform and you will no longer be visible to other users on the site. You will be hidden from other possible matches and will not be able to receive messages from your current matches either. Badoo will also not show you any notifications anymore.

If you choose to delete your account, your account information will be removed from the platform after 30 days. If you are having second thoughts after you have deleted your account, you can choose to reactivate it. But remember that this is only possible within 30 days after you delete your account. After that, all your information will be deleted permanently and you will not be able to reactivate your deleted account again. If you want to use Badoo again, you will have to create a new account and start over.

And if you want to delete your account, it is recommended that you first unsubscribe from your premium membership because Badoo does not have the policy of refunding premium memberships. By deleting your account, you will also lose all premium features and perks that come with it.

When you unsubscribe or cancel your premium Badoo membership, you will stop getting billed for the premium services on the next billing cycle. And remember that all subscriptions are non-refundable and you will not get back any refund for the subscription that you just canceled.

You will be billed for the full subscription, but you will still have access to all premium features and perks until the subscription expires. This action will only prevent you from being charged from the next month onwards if you do not wish to continue paying for the premium subscription.

And remember that if you do not wish to renew your subscription, you have to cancel it at least 24 hours before the next renewal date. This is the policy of the stores of Apple and Google and Badoo doesn’t have any say otherwise. The same policy stands if you have paid for your membership on the web using another payment service like PayPal.

If you want to permanently delete your Badoo account, it is recommended that you delete all personally identifying information from your dating profile before going ahead with the deletion process. And make sure you have turned off auto-renewal before you actually delete your account to prevent yourself from getting automatically billed every month.

And be warned that Badoo will urge you not to delete your account during the process. You might have to confirm deleting your account multiple times along the way.

Follow the step by step guide below on a web browser of your choice to delete your account:

  • Visit badoo.com and sign in to your account.
  • Click on your profile picture at the top left corner.
  • Click on the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and click on Delete account.
  • A popup will appear, choose the Delete your account option and click on Continue.
  • Now, select a reason for leaving Badoo and click on Continue.
  • Again, select another reason and click Continue.
  • Now, enter your password, fill up the captcha code and click on Delete My Account to confirm.
  • After doing this, you will receive an email confirmation from Badoo stating that your account has been deleted. But you will still be able to reactivate it within 30 days of deletion of your account.

    Follow the guide below depending on the device you are using to cancel or unsubscribe from your premium Badoo membership.

    To cancel your Badoo Premium subscription bought via iTunes follow the steps below on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings on your device and choose ‘iTunes and App Store’
  • Step 2: Then tap your Apple ID and ‘View Apple ID’.
  • Step 3: Now enter your password
  • Step 4: Scroll down to Subscriptions and tap on Manage.
  • Step 5: Select Badoo and on the Badoo, Premium screen turn off Auto Renew.
  • To cancel a Badoo Premium subscription bought via Google Play, follow the steps on your Android device:

  • Step 1: Launch the Google Play store on your phone
  • Step 2: Open the menu by tapping on your profile icon
  • Step 3: Now tap on Payments & subscriptions
  • Step 4: Tap on Subscriptions from the list of options
  • Step 5: Locate Badoo from the list of subscriptions
  • Step 6: Select Cancel Subscription and confirm.
  • If you purchased Badoo Premium via a Credit Card or a third-party payment provider like PayPal visit the website and close the subscription via your payment settings. It might be different depending on your payment method or the provider you used to buy your membership.

    If you don’t want to use your account for a while, Badoo gives you the option to hide it temporarily. All your information will be put on hold and you will be able to get back everything you had on your account when you choose to come back to Badoo.

    When your account is hidden, you will not appear in People Nearby or the Encounters section. Users who messaged you previously can still message you but you will not able to read the message until you choose to unhide your profile. You won’t also receive any annoying notifications or emails either.

    You might want to do this if you’re going on a vacation or simply if you want to take a break from the app for a while. But remember that your subscription will still be active during this time.

    Follow the steps below on a web browser to Hide your account and activate stealth mode on Badoo:

  • Step 1: Go to badoo.com and log in to your account using your email address and password
  • Step 2: Open your profile page by clicking on the profile picture
  • Step 3: Now click on Profile Settings
  • Step 4: Click on Delete Account
  • Step 5: Now click on the Hide your account option from the list
  • Step 6: Now press on Confirm
  • After following these simple steps, you will be automatically logged out from your account and your account will be hidden from other users. If you want to activate your account again, log into your account and unhide your profile.

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