VERO: Will this Social Network Be The Facebook and Instagram Killa?

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VERO: Will this Social Network Be The Facebook and Instagram Killa?

Vero is a relatively new social media app that allows its users to post whatever they like — be it movies, TV, music, books, places, or photos — and share them with a social network that they control.

The app utilizes a chronological feed, allowing users to see everything. Companies can’t pay to boost posts because there is no algorithm that highlights certain posts over others, meaning – provided you scroll far enough down – you won’t miss any of your friends’ images. Another interesting feature is the fact that, unlike Instagram, users aren’t required to crop their images: full-sized photos can be uploaded and displayed in their original ratio.

Apps such as, Facebook and Instagram have moved away from the chronological feed and implemented complex algorithms that have befuddled users. These algorithms are used to target advertisers and the people they'd like to advertise to. Vero has no ads and without money from advertising, Vero has admitted it will eventually charge users to sign up for the app, however, the first million users will receive free access for life.

Vero has been around since 2015 and has slowly been building up its network since then, however, the sudden surge in popularity has led to scaling issues. Since the recent boost in interest, the app has spent much of its time not working properly, with most of the company’s social media posts dedicated to explaining technical issues. The app, it appears, is having trouble keeping up with its newfound popularity.

This development comes after several high-profile Instagram users posted that they had downloaded the app and prompted their followers to do the same. While this is good news when it comes to growth, Vero needs to make sure it has a working infrastructure before it invites more users to join, as it’s practically impossible to get users to come back after they’ve abandoned an app previously.

We signed up yesterday. Will you give it a try also? If so, add us and let us know in the comments.

Check out the intro and tutorial below for more info.

 


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