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Hello everybody,

some of you may have received a message by a fake user called "torped…" (abbreviated), with a spam link in the message. This was our first known bad user on Flokkr and they have been kicked out swiftly.

Thanks to those who notified us – keep safe!


Just giving you a quick update to let you know what’s happening at Flokkr…

🗺 You may have seen that Flokkr Places has launched recently, including an interactive map, where you can discover and add LGBT+ places in the real world in your area and around the world.

😵 Although a long-awaited upgrade of the Flokkr Radar feature is a top priority, it has come to our attention that new users are having trouble signing up to Flokkr. This is obviously bad, so we’re working double-hard to fix this first.

😯 There also seems to be a bug in the push notifications button, but this should be fixed pretty quickly.

💻 Lastly, there was also a range of important tasks regarding the server infrastructure that was addressed in recent weeks.

🥰 Your feedback is always welcome. Let us know how we can improve your experience on Flokkr!


Starting Saturday, 20th June 2020 at 12pm (BST) you can rate and review all the LGBTQ+ places in our brand new Gay City Guide.

You can leave a simple 1 to 5 star rating within seconds and just a few clicks. If you have a bit more time, write a little review to let others know what it's like there.

🎁 Amongst all users who leave at least one rating until the end of 30 June 2020 have a chance to win a Flokkr T-shirt! If you would like to rate a place that's not yet in our database, feel free to add it or send us a message and let us know what place you would like us to add.

Good luck and thanks for your help!


As lockdowns are slowly being eased around the world we’re happy to announce the release of the first stage of “Flokkr Places”.

Flokkr Places is a city guide mapping gay bars, restaurants, saunas, support groups and any other physical places that are of interest specifically to LGBT+ people. This “gay city guide” is openly accessible to everybody on the internet, i.e. the basic features don’t even require a Flokkr account.

Flokkr Places is a crowdsourced database, which means all Flokkr users can contribute with their local knowledge by adding and updating places, upload photos and, of course, rate and review places.

The rate/review feature will be launched in one week from now, on Saturday 20th June 2020 at noon (BST). This is to let all places added by then gain ratings from the same moment (we will try to contact as many place owners as possible to make them aware).

Please help us!

So, during this first phase, we would like to encourage you to check out the new Places section at https://flokkr.com/places and add missing places that are of interest for LGBTQ+ people or enhance the existing entries by suggesting an edit or by uploading a photo if you happen to have one.

At the beginning we will manually review all edit suggestions before they are published.

Please remember, places must be related to the LGBTQ+ community in some way; a prime example would be a gay bar, of course. If a place is not obviously “gay”, but very popular and regularly frequented by LGBTQ people, then that’s just as good, but please don’t add you local pizzeria just because they tolerate gay visitors. There will be some grey areas, but you can always ask if you’re not sure. Don’t forget, it will be a database from LGBT+ people for LGBT+ people.

The user interface for adding and editing places may not be perfect yet. If you experience any problems, please let us know – we’re happy to help.

The minimum data required to add a place:

  • the name of the place;
  • a place category;
  • the town or city where it is located;
  • a map marker.

Additional information is great, but can also be added later.

If you’re not sure where exactly to place the map marker, feel free to send us a message after you added a place to let us know you’re not sure.

Important: Please use your own local knowledge as primary source of information. You can, of course, use the internet to research some details (e.g. usually a place’s official Facebook page is a good source), but please do not copy information in bulk from other websites. Specifically descriptions and pictures from other review websites may be copyrighted.

Thank you for your help!

Future plans

An integral part of Flokkr Places will be an events calendar. Basically, you will be able to follow your favourite places, stay up to date with the events hosted at those places and let your friends on Flokkr know which events you’re planning to attend.

Currently, the places of each city are represented by a relatively simple list. In the future you can expect a search feature, filters and an interactive map view.

Once we know a bit more about the individual places, Flokkr users we will also be able to learn more about them. For example, a filter could show you the best places for cruising.

What do you think?

We hope you like this new feature. Leave us a comment to let us know what you think, if you have ideas, problems or anything else. Happy weekend! 😃

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We hope you’re still doing well in lockdown. Let us know what you’re up to!

While there is a glimpse of hope that the lockdown restrictions may slowly be starting to ease around the world, we’re working very hard on new Flokkr feature. Stay tuned and stay safe!


We just fixed a bug, which prevented users from posting a Flokk post with an image attachment. Sorry about the issue! If you experience any other problems in the Flokkr web app, please get in touch. Thank you!


Happy to announce a small update of the Flokkr web app:

  • You can now start to help to keep this platform safe for all users by reporting photo album pictures that may be harmful in any way. You will now find a "Report" button in the bottom left corner of an opened album picture. We will extend this feature to other parts of the platform soon, e.g. to report chat messages, profiles, posts and comments.
  • This update also includes several improvements regarding speed, stability and accessibility of the web application.

As always, if you experience any issues or for any other feedback, please get in touch, we love to hear from you! 🥰 Stay safe! 😷


You can now start to test photo albums in your personal Flokkr profile. It’s not completely finished yet, but at least a start.


  • Whilst we’re testing and still actively working on it we keep the number of pictures you can upload relatively low. Once we’re done we will change/increase the limit.
  • Your image uploads are currently all visible to other Flokkr users. Private albums are coming, but this might partly become a premium feature in the future.

Head over to your own profile by clicking the "ME" button at the top, then select the "PHOTOS" tab and create your first album.

Please try it out and give us your feedback here in the comments (or chat message).

  • What do you think? Is it easy to use?
  • Do you experience any issues?

If you use Google Chrome on your desktop computer, you can now install our extension, which makes it super easy to share a web link while you’re browsing the web.

Get the extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Whenever you’re on a web page that you’d like to share in one of your Flokks, simply click the little Flokkr icon near your browser’s address bar and a new tab will open where you can start composing your new Flokk post with the URL of the page you just viewed.

Nothing will be shared until you viewed the preview of your post and submitted the post, so it’s safe to try it out without posting anything. We would also like to stress that our Chrome Extension is not only tiny in size, it also respects your privacy. The extension will only be activated when you click it and only to open a new window on flokkr.com together with the URL you want to share. Regarding your normal browsing, there is no tracking or data harvesting involved.

One more thing: Our Chrome Extension is also compatible with Brave, a privacy-first browser, which you can download and use to support Flokkr. Download Brave for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.