Last week, Grindr announced the global release of its new “Explore” feature.
The new feature allows users to browse and connect with people anywhere in the world.
Users can use Explore to see who’s out there around the world. Contacting, tapping or favouriting people elsewhere will require a subscription to Grindr XTRA, which is the app’s paid service.
Explore will also be made available to Grindr XTRA trial users during their free week.
Peter Sloterdyk, VP of Marketing, said: “When Grindr first launched, we wanted to focus on providing a hyperlocal experience, but as the needs of our community change, we are thrilled to adapt. Explore has been our most requested feature, but to get it right we had to ensure that it was done the Grindr way; reliably and uniquely. Now the world is truly at every user’s fingertips, with the largest network of GBTQ people in every country in the world.”
Users can find Explore by tapping on the new rocket icon which appears at the bottom of the app.
They then have to tap on the search bar to enter a new search and select from a list of results. Once a location has been selected, a map will then appear to confirm the location.
Users can then tap on “View nearby profiles” or tap and hold the map in order to move the pin.
However, Explore search results have been disabled in regions where it remains unsafe to be LGBTQ.
Users can opt-out from appearing in Explore by turning the “Show Me In Explore Searches” off within their settings.
Chloe is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Bracknell, she is studying Communication & Media at Bournemouth University. She enjoys writing, travelling and socialising with her friends and family.