The new options include “trans-man”, “non-binary”, “non-conforming” and “queer” and are aimed at the app’s transgender and gender-nonconforming users.
Users will also be able to choose from options which expand from the app's traditional user base of gay and bi men with the new options including a “cis-man” option as well as “woman”.
The app has also compiled information in its Gender Identity Help Center to educate users on gender definitions and respectful messaging.
Users will now be able to select their preferred pronoun from “he/him”, “She/hers”, and “they/them”.
Speaking to the Gay Times, a Grindr spokesperson said: “We’re celebrating Trans Awareness Month with new, more inclusive features to help trans and gender-nonconforming people connect better,”
Grindr was first launched in 2009 as a hook up app for gay and bi men.
Over the past 12 months the app has become more socially aware.
In October, it offered advice to its users in Egypt as LGBT individuals were being persecuted throughout the country.
The tips advised the app users about the best precautions to take in order to stay safe.
They included letting people know where you are going before you meet someone, and attempting to meet the other person online before meeting face to face.