Jack’d has decided to disable all screenshots on mobile devices.
The latest version of the app, Jack’d 4.0, brings new measures to remove the ability to screenshot while the app is open.
The update also includes another measure to improve security – the location-blurring tool announced last month.
The tool adds a rounding error to its members’ coordinates so that other men are given a general idea of their whereabouts without pinpointing their exact location.
The feature was built in response to a rise in the number of hate crimes against LGBT people – according to the Los Angeles Times, hate crimes against gay men have increased by 24.5% since the US election.
Speaking about the update, Jack’d’s Director of Global Marketing Alon Rivel said: “Safety has become a huge priority at Jack’d. Earlier this summer, we polled members on what they wanted most out of the next version and an increase in privacy was at the top of the list.
“The rise in bullying and hate crimes against the LGBTQ community since the US presidential election has made security a real concern to members throughout the world.”
Jack’d said the app currently has 1.2m users, 67% of whom are between the age of 18 and 26.
Rivel said: “This is just the beginning of Jack’d we’re listening to members and working to give them more of the exciting features they are asking for.”
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