- Find new friends and more with bear gay chat app on android
- How to create a GROWLr profile
- View GROWLr profiles
- Send and receive messages on GROWLr
- Send photos, audio messages, and other chat options
- What is GROWLr Pro?
Find new friends and more with bear gay chat app on android
GROWLr is a self-proclaimed “Gay Social Network” with over 7 million people open to all gay and bisexual men 18 years of age or older. According to GROWLr, bears are “muscular or heavy, hairy and rough male gay men”. If this sounds like you or your type, download the GROWLr app to your mobile device to post and take photos with bears in your area.
The information in this article applies to the GROWLr app for Android. There is also an iOS version of GROWLr.
How to create a GROWLr profile
When you first open the GROWLr app on your mobile device, you must agree to the terms of service. Click agree in the top right corner of the screen.
You will then be prompted to allow the app to access your location, your camera, and your media. These steps are required to use the app. If you have created a GROWLr account in the past, you can go ahead and enter your login details. Otherwise click Create a new account to set up a profile.
All you need to create an account is a name, email address and password. Including other information in your profile is optional. When you’re done, click Save in the upper right corner. You can always make changes later and add more photos by clicking Profile in the main menu.
View GROWLr profiles
After you have saved your profile, you will arrive at the main menu. Click the bears to find guys who want to chat.
Click the GROWLr logo in the top left corner to view the menu at any time.
Note the tabs at the top of the screen. Click Near to find nearby users.
When you see a photo of the person you want to chat with, click on the person’s photo to open their profile. Profiles without photos show a cartoon image of a bear. If you see a green dot in the lower right corner of your profile picture, that user is currently online.
A default profile can contain the following information:
The current distance from your location
Is he currently active online?
City and state location
If you decide to chat with this user, click speech bubble in the top right corner of the screen to send a message.
Send and receive messages on GROWLr
GROWLr’s chat screen is reminiscent of most other instant messaging apps you’ve seen. Enter your message in the text box and click send .
You don’t have to stay on this screen to wait for a response; You can check other user profiles while you wait. When you receive instant messages, you will see a notification in the top right corner of the app. While browsing, press the icon speech bubble to view your messages, or click Messages in the main menu.
Send photos, audio messages, and other chat options
On the GROWLr chat screen, tap paper clips in the lower left corner to open a list of options:
- Send a growl : Growls are predefined messages that users send to each other to show interest. Upgrade to GROWLr Pro to create your own growls.
- Unblock media . If you have photos on your GROWLr profile that you have identified as private, you can unblock them for the person you are chatting with.
- Send image . Use your mobile device’s camera to take a new photo or select a photo from your device’s gallery.
There is an option for iOS users to record voice messages, but this feature is currently not available on Android devices.
What is GROWLr Pro?
Creating a GROWLr profile is free, but you can upgrade to the pro version if you want to remove ads, add more photos, and unlock more search filters. GROWLr Pro also gives you the option to chat with guys using the app.