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Albums Unlocked: Introducing a new way to share and unshare private content

We have something to share with you: we’re launching Albums, a new and easy way to share your photos with other users on Grindr.
Sean Patrick Henry
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Product @ Grindr
March 4, 2023
April 16, 2024
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Albums Unlocked: Introducing a new way to share and unshare private content
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We have something to share with you: We’re launching Albums. Albums are the easiest way to share your photos with other users on Grindr. Rolling out across the world this week, you may see some albums entering your inbox. Go ahead and tap to see how people are using this new feature.

On Grindr, people are sharing more and more photos. In the last year there’s been a 113% increase in the number of times users send multiple photos and a 72% increase in the number of expiring photos sent. Through our user research we learned that Grindr users want more authority over the photos they share on the app. People want to be able to share multiple photos with a simple click, and to revoke access just as easily.

With Albums, you can feel more confident that access to your curated content is under your control.

Share. Swap. Give and take. Your album is designed to add an extra layer of control and privacy over your shared images. Add a favorite photo from your phone, take a new one, or even choose from previous photos you’ve shared in chat to get started. If you want to connect a bit deeper with someone you encounter, share your album through chat to grant them the privilege of perusal.

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Should you be on the receiving end of an album share, you’ll be notified in your Inbox through chat as well as in a new Albums area to allow for a streamlined viewing experience. Tap between images and swipe between albums to enjoy. Not too interested? Quietly remove the album from your Albums list, and you’ll remove your access as well

Not seeing the feature just yet? Keep your app updated and be on the lookout for albums in your inbox. For more specific details about Albums, functionality, support, and data usage, head on over to our Help Center.

As with all content, even in private conversations, we expect our users to follow our Community Guidelines. With Albums, we’re adding specific ways for users to report content that doesn’t abide by these rules. Keep it fun and respectful.

Sean Patrick Henry, Product Director | LinkedIn        

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