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Enhances security in unsafe locations

Grindr rolls out new features

Posted 12/18/19

Grindr has announced the rollout of new features for users in countries where the prevailing culture of homophobia, biophobia, and transphobia puts them at risk. The web site maintains the features …

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Enhances security in unsafe locations

Grindr rolls out new features

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Grindr has announced the rollout of new features for users in countries where the prevailing culture of homophobia, biophobia, and transphobia puts them at risk. The web site maintains the features show its continued commitment to the safety and security of its users. 

These new features include: the ability for users to "unsend" messages that they want to remove from the conversation; expiring photos that give users the ability to have their personal photos disappear from a conversation as a protective measure; and, screenshot blocking for photos, chats, and profiles. Grindr maintains this last feature is an important feature for users to protect their identity when sharing content that could personally identify them in areas where it is illegal or unsafe to be LGBTQ.

"As Grindr has grown to become a vital part of the gay, bi, trans, and queer community, we feel a responsibility to provide important information and evolving tools to facilitate our users' safe dating experience," said Scott Chen, president of Grindr. "Our work in improving the well-being for the LGBTQ community around the globe is far from finished, but we are proud of these additional features to help provide a safer platform for our users."