A Buzz Code is an ID consisting of random alpha-numeric characters, which you give out just like a phone number. It’s given to you automatically when you launch the app, and occasionally changes by itself to protect your privacy. It can be found at the top right corner of the main app screen.
Your existing conversations will remain unaffected and no additional action is required on your part. Buzz Codes are only used to initiate a conversation. Beyond that, the code is not associated with the conversation in any way.
When you’re meeting someone for the first time, contacting someone on a temporary basis, or chatting with friends or family. So, scenarios such as meeting someone in a bar or at a conference, selling something on Craigslist, online dating, speed dating, etc.
Feel free to post your Buzz Code on public forums or social media to connect to people you may not personally know. If you want to chat with a random Buzz user around the world, enter the code “RANDOM” in the “+” menu.
Yes! We realize that sometimes you hit it off with someone and want to keep chatting indefinitely. You can unlock a conversation at any time by choosing “Remove Time Limit” or “Continue Chatting” from inside the “…” menu in the top right corner. Note: Both of you have to do this in order to remove the time limit.
No. If at any time you wish to stop talking to someone, you can end a conversation and there’s no way for that person to contact you again unless you want them to. Ending a conversation keeps the message history intact. If you want to remove it permanently, you can choose to delete it instead.
We handle that for you, so there’s no need for you to do anything. If you want to refresh it yourself, you can request a new one at any time on the profile screen. You’ll be able to reserve a personal “Vanity Code” of your choice for a small monthly fee in an upcoming release.
Your messages and photos are for your eyes only and are NOT stored on our servers. There's no concept of having an account since we don’t store your data, so there's nothing to delete!
You don’t need to! Just give them your Buzz Code and you’ll automatically get their name and photo when you start a conversation. Any app that imports your contacts stores your entire address book on their servers, which can then be used for advertising or soliciting invites from your friends without your consent. We see this as too big of a risk and breach of privacy, and as such, do not offer the ability to import address book contacts.
It’s a quick way to get your first name and photo so you don’t have to enter it in manually. Don’t worry, we don’t store this information or use it in any way besides that.
Matt is one of our founders, and we thought it’d be a great idea to let you talk to him for 72 hours - just in case you wanted to say “Hi” or ask any questions. Keep in mind he’s a real person and not a bot, so if you don’t get a response right away please be patient.
Feel free to chat with Matt when you first install Buzz, or you can always send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.