Gay dating and gay dating application announced change on Monday, saying: “We will continue to combat racism in Grindr, through dialogue with our community, a zero-tolerance policy towards racism, and hate speech on our platform.”
“As part of this commitment, and based on your feedback, we’ve decided to remove the sweat filter from the next release.”
Grindr – which describes itself as “the world’s largest social media app for gay, bisexual and transgender” – has come under fire for letting users filter race-based matches as part of the paid “Xtra” service.
Currently, technology users can filter potential partners by height, weight, age and ethnicity, though it is not the only dating app that offers these filters.
On Monday, Grindr coined policy change as one of the motives in solidarity with protesters in the United States.
“We stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the hundreds of thousands of colored people who log into our app every day.”