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Grindr Tribes include: Bear, Clean-cut, Daddy, Discreet, Geek, Jock, Leather, Otter, Poz, Rugged, Trans and Twink.

In addition to Tribes, Grindr users can also filter by Age and Looking For.

In August 2013, Grindr released an updated version of the app which requires users to create an account.

Grindr says this was done to reduce spam and improve portability.

In May 2016, a group of computer scientists from Kyoto University had demonstrated to Andy Greenberg at Wired Magazine how location pinpointing is still possible even when the "show distance" feature is disabled., or any LBS app that shows photos of nearby users in order of proximity.

Grindr has been criticised for not taking sufficient action to prevent the display of offensive, racist, and homophobic language by some users.

The user interface has been redesigned and brings stability improvements, a new endless scrolling feature, larger grid images and a unified chat inbox.

Grindr also introduced an added filter called Grindr Tribes, allowing users to identify themselves with a niche group and narrow their searches to help find their type of man.

Grindr was purchased by a private Chinese company in 2017, since which time the ads have become more aggressive and the pricing structure for Xtra has become considerably more expensive (it is now .99 a month).