Allow Fake GPS/ Mock Location
Please allow Fake GPS/Mock Location for safety and security purposes.
If people in homophobic countries are so worried about their location and stuff maybe they shouldn’t be on the app
Don’t do this
ANTHONY EDWARDS commented
No Dont Allow This for this its clearly showing that U Have a personal promlem The key Points of The meet and great is that wen They Dont. Wana talk as much or have a conversation they just drop there location and Thats Clealy The Trusted approval invite To Come But i Dont See How enybody on hear would wana or Tryna Make that possible to fake mock There Location We All On Hear Aint got the time to Fake a location We All On Hear Tryna Grin..dR RR !!
This is dumb. Don't do this. I can see it being abused a lot.
Learner 2360 commented
A mock location is of use
If it's only a short distance, but not suitable for deception.
Learner 2360 commented
I don't need a 100% accurate location, but I don't like setting something up only to learn that the distance is unrealistic.
Sure, it is very dangerous to use such application in homophobic countries like Poland Russia or Iran , showing exact location to the neighbors. :(
Gee, no scammer/spammer/bot would EVER use that... 🙄🙄🙄🙄
I agree with those who say this is a bad idea because
1. If you’re worried about this Grindr already allows all users to hide their precise location by hiding distance information. The position on the grid isn’t enough to locate someone.
2. Enabling (which would be tantamount to encouraging) lying is never a good idea on any grounds except perhaps in the most extreme life or death circumstances eg witness protection programmes. If users have that level of imminent fear then spoofing location won’t be enough and they would be best advised to delete the app unfortunately
3. In particular making spoofing easier would increase rather than reduce the problems and the fake accounts. As some have noted it’s already sadly possible on some mobile devices. That’s not something to encourage because it’s those people who scam and deceive and who undermine trust. Let’s not follow that example.
Yes, it’s a risk owning up to an aspect of your identity that you fear people will disown you for. It’s the risk we take on coming out. If you’re not ready or able to come out I understand. It takes most of us a bit of time to decide it’s what we want to do. But don’t try to make the rest of us have even more reasons to distrust. It just spoils the reputation of people who’ve done nothing wrong if we are a place of people who lie and deceive. It’s an act of cowardice and I do realise some countries have legal systems that are a threat and I have visited and lived in some of them and yes using an app like this there is frankly a bit more of a challenge but it’s not a reason to encourage everyone to give false information.
As a more general point, I agree with the suggestion another respondent to this idea made that there should be a down vote button not just a vote button against all suggestions. This is standard practice on most similar discussion boards online nowadays.
For the avoidance of doubt, I haven’t clicked the vote button for the idea of enabling spoof position reporting. If I could I would click a button to indicate that I actively reject it.
Many users who don’t agree with a suggestion won’t take the time to write a response to express this. Their opinion therefore will be missed. The responses therefore do not give as insightful or an accurate representation of the views of those responding to the suggestions.
Yes please allow gps spoofing
No. If fake GPS was allowed, how would you know who is really where they say they are, who is being cautious and who is stalking you? There is no way of telling.
Fake GPS is more dangerous as gives stalkers a tool to find out where you are. And if use yourself, it would put guys off if all off a sudden your say "btw, i lied about where im based.
Best option, turn of distance when at home.
With latest update, Grindr now not only collects data from your device but now also records your devices ID which is a random number created when you setup your device. Which means if you get banned for spoofing your GPS there is no way to create a new account, even if you delete the app and reinstall it, trying to create a new account, you will still get the banned message, showing that randomised number under the banned message.
The only way to recover from a ban is to factory reset your device and a new number will be created, thus allowing you to create a new account. It's drastic, but if your device is backed up you shouldn't lose any data. Just make sure you delete the app first.
Spoofing your GPS is easy enough, and it is possible to hide spoofing apps from Grindr. I do it for safety. Even if you turn your distance off, people can still work out where you are. After being stalked and attacked once before, I feel safer setting my location some 5 or 10 km from my home.
Grindr needs to adopt a more intelligent way of dealing with scamers and catfish. Some way of proving your identity, many other sites do it and they don't have all the drug dealers, prostitutes and scammers which Grindr is full of.
I use Grindr on a spare device to experiment and work out these workarounds of using fake GPS and getting around bans.
I'm all for GPS spoofing, but until Grindr addresses it's user's legitimacy with some form ID validation to keep out minors and other unwanted users off the site, people will use GPS spoofing for devious reasons.
I mean, anyone can join using a fake email address and use a new SIM card for the phone number confirmation. So until they sort this out we will keep getting bombarded with scammers, kids, sex workers and the rest of the crap we see on Grindr.
There are better apps wnich are better secured and safer to use. Even if it means sending photo proof of your identity, as well as a pic of yourself showing you holding your ID.
Best of luck!!
HUAWEI. USER. commented
this would never exist, you just come up with stuff that you don't bother thinking about their consequences.
that is just bots encourangment. and stalking by false location.
you got the explore function it's just not entirely free they want you to fully pay in order to actually speak to people. should you pay? No chance in my opinon
B B commented
All that would do is gives Bots and the like to exploit Grindr more then they do now!
Don't send ur location if ur worried about your safety
Worst idea I’ve seen. Everyone already has the ability to turn their location off. Faking it doesn’t make anyone more safe. It ONLY creates more problems, more fake profiles and more scams.
Also, if you (Grindr) want real input.... DOWN VOTE BUTTON.
Juan José commented
Some users can use FAKE GPS,
Doesn't that already work? I do it all the time I always leave my location at home For security reasons I don't want people knowing that I am not home