How To: Extend Your Bumble Matches at the Last Minute

Extend Your Bumble Matches at the Last Minute

On Bumble, you only have 24 hours to connect with a match. If no message is sent, your match disappears and your chance of a connection is gone, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the other person isn't interested. If they lose their phone or don't receive notifications, they might miss your message on accident. Life happens, so what can you do if your 24 hours to connect are almost up?

Luckily, Bumble allows you to extend a match for an additional 24 hours. Not everyone checks through their apps every day, so this could potentially give you and your match enough time to secure a connection and maybe even a date. If you want to give your potential suitor more time, here's what you need to know.

Extending Bumble Matches

Open Bumble and tap on the message icon on the top-right to view your matches and conversations. In the match queue, you'll see your matches in yellow circles, which represent 24 hours. As time goes by, the yellow circle begins to diminish. Once the 24 hours are up, your match disappears for good from your queue.

If time is running out and you want to extend a match, tap on a match in your match queue, then tap on "Daily Extend" and on "Extend 24hrs."

Your expiring connection is now extended for an additional 24 hours; if there were 2 hours left until your match expired, using your daily extend gives your match 26 hours to respond. Your extended matches show up in your match queue, but this time surrounded by a blue circle instead of a yellow one.

It's important to note two things. First, you can't extend the same match more than once. Second, you only get one match extension every 24 hours. If you use your daily extend, but then swipe soon after and get new matches, you might want to set a timer or reminder for when your daily extend is back so that you can use it as soon as possible.

Also, if you're interested, you can extend as many matches as you want if you are Boost member, which costs anywhere from $13.33 to $24.99 a month, depending on how many months you purchase the premium membership for.

Cover photo and screenshots by Nelson Aguilar/Gadget Hacks

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