The app allows members to create a personal profile and use their GPS position to place them on a cascade, where they can browse other profiles sorted by distance and be viewed by nearby and faraway members depending on one's filter settings. Selecting a profile photo in the grid view will display that member's full profile and photos, as well as the option to chat, send a "tap," send pictures, video call, and share one's precise location. For its first anniversary on March 25, , Grindr released the app for BlackBerry devices. On March 7, , Grindr launched the app for Android devices. In January , a vulnerability in the app's security software enabled hackers to change the profile picture of a small number of primarily Australian Grindr users to explicit images.
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A Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another critically injured. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks against gay men targeted through a popular LGBTQ dating app. Prosecutors allege the victims were targeted due to their sexual orientation and that Nelson, 26, used Grindr to "locate the victims," according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Nelson was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault and using a firearm during a felony.
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A Lutheran pastor in Michigan resigned recently after being caught sending messages on a mobile gay dating app, according to report on the local news site M Live. The pastor, Rev. Screenshots of the conversation with an unidentified user found their way to the gay news site Queerty.
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