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A Whole New Grindr

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Grindr Team

The Grindr community has just exceeded 4 million users worldwide, meaning there are more guys on this mobile social app than anywhere else. Together we've created the largest mobile gay community known to humankind. Not bad!

To keep up with all of you, we here at Grindr HQ have been working tirelessly to create a revolutionary new version of Grindr, which will be available as soon as we put the finishing touches on it.

“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, with new features such as filters and communities,” said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. “The new Grindr continues our commitment to innovation and our belief in leveraging location-based technologies to help gay men find one another.”

With the new Grindr, we're introducing a long list of fun new features that you're sure to find extremely helpful in your quest to quickly find just the type of guy you're looking for.

The new Grindr will give you better functionality, including filters, a new slide-screen menu, and an optimized interface with a revamped look and feel that still maintains the classic Grindr framework that all of you know and love.

Here’s just a sampling of what the New Grindr will be capable of:

  • A new filter option will let you narrow down your search results.
  • A new profile field and filter setting with communities (e.g., bears, jocks, and more) will allow you to personalize your experience by specifying what kind of guy you are and what kind of guy you’re looking for. That way, you’ll increase your odds of finding someone who’s just your type.
  • A new chats screen will enable you to see all of your recent chats in list form.
  • And many more features to be released this summer.

For a sneak peek of some new Grindr screenshots, check out

Get ready to experience Grindr like you never have before.

We can't wait to unleash the New Grindr. We're confident that you're really going to love it. Stay tuned for more, and thanks again for being Grindr guys!

The Triumphant Arrival of Grindr 1.2.10 for Android

Posted on April 4, 2012 by Grindr Team

Grindr's got some good news today for all of our Android users: We've released a new version of Grindr for Android that runs a whole lot better than the last version.

Our top-notch tech team has worked on the issues you were having with profile photo and info not loading; crashes when cropping a photo; memory-related crash issues in Android 4.x devices; and other general buggy annoyances.

We're happy to have this new version available for our Android users. So go upgrade in Google Play today, and get on a much more efficient Grind.

And as always, thanks for being a Grindr guy!

New Android Update Fixes Delayed Messages

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Grindr Team

Android Users: Version 1.1.6 is now available!  The bottom line with this update is a crucial fix that resolves the issue of delayed messages.

We understand the importance of communicating in real time and worked hard to make sure this is possible, without any lag time or lapse in your communication. After updating, you may notice that you receive all your delayed messages at once. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Make sure to update your app now to experience the best Grindr and Grindr Xtra yet.

This Week’s Updates: Android, Blackberry & iOS!

Posted on November 4, 2011 by Grindr Team

Attention Android users: Version 1.1.4 is now available to update in the Android Market. With general bug fixes, your app should be running smoother than ever. Just take a moment and click here to update to the latest version of Grindr and Grindr Xtra on Android.

Are you a Grindr Blackberry user? Update now to Version 1.0.6. Fixes in this update include chat related crashes, better profile previews displaying the photo, and improvements to our overall design. Click here to download the latest version of Grindr and Grindr Xtra on Blackberry.

Last but not least, iOS users can also update to Version 1.6.6. With this version, you’ll find better compatibility with iOS5. Prior, you may have experienced slow loading time within the app, but with this update- you’ll have less waiting and more time to meet new guys. We’ve also improved incidences of crashing when the app is minimized.

If using Grindr or Grindr Xtra on your mobile device, tap ‘More’ to update. Or find the latest version of Grindr in the iTunes app store here.

Android Grindr & Grindr Xtra 1.1.0: New Views for Everyone!

Posted on September 21, 2011 by Grindr Team

The latest Grindr and Grindr Xtra updates for Android have arrived on the Android Market at!

Version 1.1.0 introduces some brand new features, including multiple view options for all users.  To switch between views, simply tap and hold, then select from the options in the menu for all users, nearby users (without your favorites), favorites only and the all new recent chats view.  With recent chats view, Grindr displays the guys you've chatted with for the past 30 days, starting with the most recent.  Keep track of all the guys you've been chatting with using this handy new feature!

We have made the multiple view option even easier and quicker for Grindr Xtra users.  Grindr Xtra users can quickly swipe through the views with a single stroke, making in-app navigation even smoother!  To get the most out of your Grindr experience, upgrade to Grindr Xtra in the Settings menu on Grindr and take advantage of all the latest enhancements to the app.

Other updates in v.1.1.0 include the ability to preview before sending location, new social links for Twitter and LinkedIn (in addition to Facebook), and new sound alerts, as well as improvements to location sharing and fixes to profile picture display issues.  If you are still experiencing issues related to the above fixes, or have any new issues to report, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

As always, we would like to thank those users who have helped us improve our app by contacting us. This upgrade would not have been possible withoutyour feedback.