In August 2013, Grindr released an update that requires users to verify their accounts by providing a valid email address and creating a password to resolve user issues.

Additionally, both Grindr and Blendr were selected as Official Honorees of the 2012 Webby Awards for award-winning work in the Social (handheld devices) category.

Out of nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded only to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.

The user interface has been redesigned and brings stability improvements, a new endless scrolling feature, larger grid images and a unified chat inbox.

Grindr also introduced an added filter called Grindr Tribes, allowing users to identify themselves with a niche group and narrow their searches to help find their type of man.

Grindr was the first gay geosocial app to launch in the i Tunes App Store and has since become the largest and most popular gay mobile app community in the world. Though based in the United States, the app quickly gained worldwide popularity through word of mouth and various media outlets.

On June 18, 2012, Grindr announced that it had officially hit 4 million users in 192 countries across the globe.

In May 2016, a group of computer scientists from Kyoto University had demonstrated to Andy Greenberg at Wired magazine how location pinpointing is still possible even when the "show distance" feature is disabled., or any LBS app that shows photos of nearby users in order of proximity.

Grindr has been criticised for not taking sufficient action to prevent the display of offensive, racist, and homophobic language by some users.

is a geosocial networking mobile app geared towards gay and bisexual men, designed to help them meet other men in their area. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra).