Privacy settings like the icon replacement should be standard
With all the worry about privacy today, making the app icon a standard feature rather than a premium option would make a strong statement in support of people who might not be out of the closet. Everything else is fair game, however. Great service In general.
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The option to allow discretion and privacy should be standard, not a paid feature because like some, I want to be able to cruise on Grindr without my work colleagues calling out that I'm on Grindr looking for a hook up or my wife finding it on my mobile with the Grindr logo clearly visible. Thank goodness my Samsung S10 has a feature to allow me to hide the Grindr app on my mobile, if not for this feature, I would've had to delete and reinstall the app often in order to be discreet.
Better yet become a paying member like me and you will have that benefit instead of riding the system.
Amazing: You’re all whining about the icon and color of your hookup apps...
When the very same hookup app you’re using is flooded with bots that aren’t benign (just for starters!) ... and proliferate because they are beyond the basic ability of this owner to be removed, let alone they don’t care.
As long as it’s users demonstrate the kind of lowlevel functionality as you right here, they will continue to let the big issues proliferate.
I think it is already here - www.chatworld.store
Issac Larson commented
Yeah this would be great for me cause my wife doesn't know
When u click on the privacy Icon and also have a pin, the Grindr logo appears for a second? Why?
Looks like a obvious tell that the person has Grindr...
Completely agree! This was available to all initially, but then after contacting Grindr, I was told it's now only free in some regions and in some it's part of the Extra features. Features depending where you're from?? LAST PLACE I'D EXPECT SUCH DISCRIMINATION!!
Grindr's notoriety will surely become it's down fall.
It's hardly discrete any more and with a discrete option at premium rate I think it's time to hit the uninstall button.
Gap in the market for a real discrete platform that protects it's users.
I agree. Also the ability to change the chatballoon colours.
I feel like grindr is so easily recognizable because I dont know any other app thats dark with yellow/orange and blue chatballoons.
I want to use it at work without my collegues knowing i am actually looking for ***.
It's quite pathetic of the team to present itself as being at the forefront of gay issues... and then lock features ensuring people can find intimacy without, oh I don't know, being assaulted, behind a subscription.
I actually have the option to change the app icon; and I am not a premium member. It just rolled out in the last update. Go to “settings” in the app; and it should be under “discrete app icon”
Just rename the app and change the icon by yourself...you don't need to have xtra. Download nova launcher app for android...idk for iPhone
I agree, the thought behind making it a paid option puzzled me from the beginning. How can you “help” people being more discreet when you force them to have grindr on their credit card or bank statement 🤷🏽♂️
Tilghman Lesher commented
Some of us would forget what the renamed application/icon looks like. Downvote from me.
As well as be able to change it from Grindr to just G or something o that nature
Just what I thought. I was appalled to find that it is not because this feature is not something that gives one "extra value for no money" on site and asking people to pay for it is not just cynical but counter-productive as most people who pay start off trying out the site first and many may not do so because of this.