How to delete (or deactivate) my Badoo account?

Want a break or a definitive stop from dating sites? Here is our tutorial on how to delete a Badoo account.

Since its launch in 2006, the Badoo dating site has come under heavy criticism. Like the fraudulent use of personal data, the indexing of our profile in Google search results, or even the spamming of our email address once registered. Already in 2009, a study published by the University of Cambridge had ranked Badoo as the worst of the 45 social networking sites analyzed, concerning the criterion of respect for privacy.

However, its free model has grown in popularity. In 2020, more than 360 million users around the world are registered with Badoo, to meet up close. Compared to Tinder, the dating site is accessible from a computer. It is possible to chat with people from all over France. At the same time, audiences over 30 are more present on Badoo than on the competing dating app. But its increasingly has-been image and its privacy concerns are pushing many people to leave the platform. To deactivate Badoo, or even delete your account, here is the procedure to follow.

How to delete my Badoo account for life?

There are two ways to disconnect from Badoo: the first is the possibility of deactivating your Badoo account, which therefore removes you from the dating site only temporarily. Your account is invisible to other users, but still present in Badoo's database. The second possibility is to delete your Badoo account in order to permanently leave the dating site by erasing all traces, both photos and your profile information. This possibility is the most radical as you will not be able to recover your account afterwards.

To successfully delete your Badoo account, it is better to go through a computer. The web version of the dating site is the easiest way to delete her Badoo account. We will detail the different steps to follow, as Badoo makes sure each time to make you come back to its site, and redefine your choice. Don't panic, the procedure to delete your Badoo account is quick and easy.

Here is the procedure to delete your Badoo account:

  • Open a web browser and go to the Badoo site
  • Enter your service login details
  • Click on your profile
  • At the top right, click on account settings
  • Scroll down to the bottom
  • Click on "Delete profile"
  • Answer the 3 steps for deleting the account
  • Then enter your password to validate your choice

Delete your Badoo account, the tutorial in pictures

Also, for greater understanding, below you have a picture tutorial on how to do this.

Step 1: click on your profile and on "Settings" at the top right

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Step 2: at the bottom of the page, click on the button relating to the deletion of the account

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Step 3: Answer the questions correctly and obviously click on "continue"

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Step 4: enter your password and the security captcha

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The quick and easy procedure to delete your Badoo account is now complete. You will then receive an email confirming that your Badoo account has been deleted. It will no longer be accessible to the general public. Do not click on the “Recover your profile” button as this will undo the deletion of the Badoo account.

Warning: note that it will take 30 days before your account is effectively deleted from the site. If during this period you decide to reconnect or click on an email from Badoo redirecting you to your account, this will reactivate the account and you will find your photos and profile information. Patience therefore, and prudence.