Babbling Beauty

Is VERO The Next Instagram?

There’s a new kid in town and people are buzzing about it. 

Vero is the new social media app that promises growth to content creators, Facebook and Instagram alike but minus the ads and algorithm. Launched in 2015, the company’s goal is to connect people in a more genuine way in an online setting. A lot of people say it will be the next big thing in social media. But what it is it really and will it fulfill it’s promise unlike it’s competitors. It’s also giving it’s first 100 users the FREE version but since they have been getting a lot of traction lately, they plan on extending that offer. 

I jumped in the bandwagon, downloaded it and created an account. 

Appearance

The interface was really eye catching, the black and turquoise-ish font color makes the app really pop. It’s sort of the night mode of Instagram. It’s very easy to create an account but honestly, I encountered a lot of bugs while at it. It took me about 5 minutes to play around and kind of settled in. 

Just like other social medias, you fill out your bio. You can also include clickable links to it and hashtags. 

Your dashboard shows you your connections, the people you follow and your followers. At the bottom is where your basic tools are (creating posts, see if you have requests and settings).

 

Creating A Post

In Vero, there’s several forms of creating a post. You can do a photo post, copy a link even create a post about a place. Once you’re done creating your post, you can choose who can view your post (close friends, friends, acquaintances or followers)

After I had a few minutes to play around, I decided to create my first post. I used the “camera” form and it took about 5-10 minutes for my post to be published. It kept on prompting me to “try again” or “post failed“. After a bunch of retries, I finally published it. Fortunately, that hasn’t happened anymore after that. 

Friend List Categories

Just like I mentioned above, once you get a friend request or you follow someone, it categorizes them. This allows you to share your posts to just friends, close friends, acquaintances or followers

 

Final Thoughts

I have the app downloaded for a couple of weeks now and I have been using it to share my blog posts. I haven’t really decided whether I should keep it permanently since their subscription plans might change but so far I am happy with it and have been getting a lot of traffic. 

How about you? Will you join the masses and download it as well? If you do, don’t hesitate to add me and let’s be Vero friends!

 

xoxo, 

 

 

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