This is a live streaming video feature which allows you to view other members video streams or start a broadcast yourself. Broadcasts can only be done via the Badoo app on your phone but you can view live video stream from the desktop.
Viewing the Live section will show you a gallery members who are currently broadcasting. You can view these feeds by popularity, feeds near you, or of members who you are following. All feeds can be filtered by gender (or not). Each feed includes a photo of the member, their name, age, and how many people are watching. If a member photo is outlined by green and has a green target icon this means they have a goal setup.
A Goal is a way to make livestreams more entertaining by encouraging streamers to set a challenge. A goal is reach when they gained a certain number of points. A goal can be anything from answering a set of questions to wearing underwear on their head. Points are earned when a viewer sends the streamer a gift. The higher price the gift the more points the streamer will earn.
Tokens are earned from gifts viewers send you, the size of your viewing audience, and how many streams you have done previously. Once you have earned a certain number of tokens, these can be cashed out for money or Badoo credits.
When viewing a broadcast feed you will see and hear a live video and audio stream along with text messages sent by other members who are viewing the feed. A number of different features can be perform including:
- Follow the person so you can find them again easily when they broadcast in the future
- See how many people are viewing them
- If the steamer has a Goal, see what credit/point score is at currently and how many more credits or points they need to reach their goal. You can also find out what the goal is
- At the bottom of the video feed Gold, Silver and Bronze members may be listed
- Send a text message to the streamer
- Send a gift. Gifts cost credits and earn the streamer points. Gifts are worth between 5 and 3000 credits
Searching and Matching
In any of the search and matching results that Badoo shows you, a profile e. This indicates their online status. A green dot means they are online now and a orange dot means they were online recently. No dot means it has been a while since the person was online.
With Encounters you get a daily list of possible matches from Badoo. These matches are based on your interests and location. This is Badoo’s core experience. When you visit the Encounters page you will be shown a possible match. You can scroll through the matches photos, find out their first name, age, and read their About Me and Personal info answers. A blue check e indicates that they have verified their photo. From here you can decide if you want to “Like” their profile or “Skip”. If you like the profile you will then be notified if the person likes you back. If they do, then at this point you can message them. Other options available on Encounters includes Sending a Crush (requires credits), Sharing on Social Media, and reporting inappropriate photos.
The People Nearby section of Badoo shows you members near your location. The profiles are displayed in a grid gallery like format showing the members main profile photo along with their username, age and city. The number of photos is also listed along if the photos have been verified and if they are online. You can like a profile from this section or start a conversation. Clicking directly on the photo will bring up the members detailed profile.