TrulyAfrican: Site Features and How to Use Them

When you’re new to online dating, learning how the site works can be quite taxing. Figuring out how to update your profile, share your photos, and search for specific users could take some time, instead of investing it on looking for your match right from the start. But with TrulyAfrican, not only we have provided our users with easy-to-use features, we’ve also provided you with a walkthrough on what those features are and how to use them.

Show Interests

Found a member who caught your eye? Get yourself noticed by letting them know you’re interested in getting to know them.

The list of members on your interests and a profile sending an interest

To send an interest while browsing, simply click the heart icon underneath that member’s profile information.

You can also send them an interest directly on that member’s profile. Just go to that member’s profile and click Interest. That member will immediately receive a notification of your interest.

You’ll also receive the same notification if other members also sent you an interest.

Save Favorites

Make sure to have a list of members that you like and never lose touch with them.

A list of members saved as Favorites and a profile who is favorited

If you’re currently using the TrulyAfrican website, you can save a member on your favorites by clicking the star icon underneath their profile information on the browse page. Or you can go to their profile and click Favorite.

On the app, you can go to their profile and simply tap Add Favorite located at the bottom of your screen.

You view your list of favorites anytime. Simply click Favorites on your computer or the star icon if you’re using the TrulyAfrican mobile app.

Browse Profiles

After joining TrulyAfrican, you have the luxury browse profiles in an instant. We offer you the chance to browse profiles in with ease.

Browsing profiles on the TrulyAfrican website and mobile app

If you’re unsure of who you’re looking for, then browsing profiles would be the best option for you. In here, you’ll see African singles from all kinds of ages and countries. This is best if you’re trying to broaden your search.

Search Profiles

Make the search for your ideal match easier. Use our Advanced Search to your advantage and have a look at a list of profiles that could qualify as your ideal match.

Searching for potential matches on the TrulyAfrican website and mobile app

To start your search, click Search and fill in the details with what you want for a match. It’s totally up to you on which questions you want to answer. Just provide us with the information and we’ll do the rest. Once that’s done, click Search.

We will then provide you with a list of members that fits your match descriptions.

Share Photos

Photos are a great tool for putting some life on your profile. It is used to attract members by showing some insights on how you live your life and what you’re looking for in a partner.

With us, sharing your photos has been made easier.

Sharing photos on TrulyAfrican with the mobile app

Share your photos by going to your dating profile then, select Add Photos. You could also add photos by taking a photo directly with your device.

Select the album on where you want to save your photos. Don’t forget to put a caption on your photos. Once that’s done, click Upload.

All photos will be manually reviewed before they appear on your profile to make sure they comply with TrulyAfrican’s policy.

An email confirmation will be sent to you whether your photo(s) are either approved or disapproved.

Instant Messaging & Video Chat

Get the full African chat experience. It’s time to let your match know your intentions by sending a message.

Exchagine messages and video chatting on TrulyAfrican

You can send them a message right from the Browsing page. Just select the message icon under their profile information.

Another way is to go to their profile and select Message.

You will then be directed to your private chat with that member.

To do that, head over to the member’s profile and select Send Message on the bottom-left section of the page. Make sure to send out polite but interesting and witty messages. Don’t forget to use the emojis, they help make the conversation much more interesting.

Profile Verification

At TrulyAfrican, we make sure we provide a safe dating experience for our members. To make sure your profile is real, we have provided three different ways in which you can verify your account: Facebook verification, phone verification, and camera verification.

A verified and an unverified TrulyAfrican account

Facebook Verification

To verify using Facebook, go to Settings and select Verify Account.

Select the Verify with Facebook option. Simply connect your Facebook account to your TrulyAfrican account.

Once your accounts have been verified, the Facebook verification badge on your profile will be activated.

Phone Verification

To verify your account using mobile verification, go to Settings and select Verify Account.

On the Phone section, select your country and enter your mobile number.

You can select whether you want to receive the confirmation code via Text Message (SMS) or Phone call.

Upon receiving the message/call, enter the code.

Once your code is verified, the Phone verification badge on your profile will be activated.

Camera Verification

To verify your account using camera verification, go to Settings and select Verify Account.

On the Camera section, select Take Picture on your computer or Verify Using Camera on your app.

You will then be provided with a gesture that you need to copy.

The used photo will only be used to verify your TrulyAfrican account and will never be shared with anyone.


Chat with anyone you like. Never worry about whatever language they speak. Easily translate any language to your own and build relationships with worrying about any communication barriers.

The translation feature used to translate a profile description

But first, you have to activate the translation feature.

Click Settings and select Account Settings.

On Language, select your preferred language. Toggle on the auto-translate to automatically translate any messages and profiles that you view.

Personality & Relationship Questions

Answer questions about your personality, relationship preferences, dating goals, lifestyle, and many others. Grab the chance to share and discover a little bit more about yourself. Finish these questions and you’d get specific badges that would look awesome in your profile.

THe personality test and questions page on TrulyAfrican

To answer the personality questions, click or tap Profile on the top menu and select Personality Test.

A series of 50 questions will be asked from you about your personality.

After taking the test, you will see your results immediately and also receive it via email. The Personality Test badge on your profile will also be activated.

To answer the serious and funny questions, click or tap Profile on the top menu and select Questions.

Select which category you want to answer.

We advise that you answer these questions as honestly as possible.

For each question category that you finish, you will receive a Questions badge which will be posted on your profile.

With an interactive and user-friendly environment, it’s no wonder that TrulyAfrican is considered to be one of the most trusted online dating sites for Africans on the web. Be a part of our ever-growing online community full of African singles now and start your journey to finding your perfect match.

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