Why is Grindr Lite shutting down?
Grindr Lite was an experimental app we released in certain regions, to make it easier and faster to get connected with more people. After a year, we are now transitioning all Grindr Lite support and features onto the main app. You will still be able to chat with the same people and have the same profile, but we recommend favoriting the users you are currently talking to so you can easily find them on Grindr once Grindr Lite is no longer supported. With rapidly evolving technology and constant improvements to the main Grindr app, we’re sure you’ll still be able to get the best out of Grindr and make connections with more people.
Can I still continue to use Grindr?
Yes! You can download the main Grindr app on the Google PlayStore to continue having access to Grindr as well as access to the additional features, filters, profiles, and options that come with Grindr XTRA and Unlimited.
Will my chat messages be lost?
Grindr does not have access to your chats which are stored directly on your phone, so when Grindr Lite is shut down, your prior chats will no longer be available. Therefore, if you wish to view them later, you may take screenshots of the relevant chats prior to February 1. Your account, profile information, profile photos, favorites, and blocks will be available should you log in to the main Grindr app with your existing Grindr Lite credentials.
If my Grindr Lite messages may get lost, how can I keep chatting with people?
We recommend that you favorite (tap the star icon on the top right of their profile page) people you’re currently chatting with. That way, you can find them again in your favorites tab once you download the main Grindr app and start a new chat.
Will the same people still be visible on the main Grindr app?
Yes! The same profiles will appear on the main Grindr app. In fact, more profiles are available on Grindr, including Fresh Faces and Explore.
Is Grindr shutting down?
No. Grindr Lite is being transitioned and consolidated into the main Grindr app, where you can continue to connect with people around the world.
What will happen next?
On February 1, the Grindr Lite app will no longer be available to download on the Google PlayStore, and service to the app will be discontinued. You will need to manually delete the Grindr Lite app from your phone, and download the main Grindr app from the PlayStore.
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