Grindr is Introducing Voice Messaging


GBTQ dating app Grindr is in the process of introducing voice messaging as an alternative way for users to connect on the platform.

Grindr says: “The sound of someone’s voice says a lot about them. That’s why we added audio messages, an easy and authentic way to connect and express yourself.

(…) Don’t see the message in chat yet? Don’t worry – it’s coming soon.”

Some users have expressed concern that the integration of voice messaging will open up another avenue for discrimination on the app.

Having a masculine voice may be seen as more desirable, while having a strong accent may make connecting more difficult.

In March, Grindr announced it would be sending reminders to users about their sexual health.

The move sought to “reduce H.I.V. transmission and support our whole community – regardless of H.I.V. status – in living long and fulfilling lives,” said Jack Harrison-Quintana, Grindr’s Director for Equality.

Grindr will speak at GDI LA 2018 on Thursday 14th June.

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Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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