“We will continue to fight racism in Grindr through a policy of zero tolerance against racism and hate speech on our platform and on our platform,” said Gay partner and hookup practice Monday.
“As part of this commitment and based on your feedback, we have decided to remove the ethnicity filter from our next release.”
Describing itself as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people”, Grindr has been under fire because it previously allowed users to filter ethnic-based matches as part of the paid “Xtra” service.
Currently, technology users can filter potential partners by height, weight, age and ethnicity, but it’s not the only dating app that offers these filters.
On Monday, Grindr was motivated by the solidarity with the protesters in the United States to change the policy.
“We stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and hundreds of queer colors in our app every day input color.”
Analyst. Amateur problem solver. Wannabe internet expert. Coffee geek. Tv guru. Award-winning communicator. Food nerd.