Founded in 2021, Kiri is a dating and social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people with millions of users. The app relies of geo-location tools to help connect users to the LGBTQ+ community.
The platform shares that its goal is to help singles find “meaningful connections in safe and secure virtual spaces”.
Upon opening the app, users are shown a grid of other members, sorted by their distance. Kiri’s geo-location technology can identify users’ locations to within 100 meters. Users can access filters for this grid, including for age and body type.
From there, users are able to select any profile that interests them, with options to view information and images as well as send a message. Users can also ‘flirt’, which means sending an emoji reaction to one another.
Beyond a user’s own geographic area, they are able to discover users in other regions using the ‘Explore’ tool. While everybody can view users in other areas, only premium subscribers will be able to interact with users on the Explore page.
In addition to this, premium users can also unlock the ability to send expiring photos in their chats with other users, and the tool that translates messages from different languages, among other features.